A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary.
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources
This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs.
Advent Hope: Staying Afloat
In this Advent reflection, the author ponders the challenge of offering real hope in the midst of difficult circumstances.
Homilies: Discipline, Temptation, God's Slowness, Wonder, and Reconciliation
This set of five Catholic homilies for the Lenten season focus on discipline (Luke 6:39–45), temptation (Luke 4:1–13), the slowness of God (Genesis 15:5–12), wonder (Exodus 3:1-15), and reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:17–21).
Reconciliation and How Jesus Lived on Earth
Reconciliation doesn’t begin with us but with God and God’s longing to reconcile all of us to himself. And Jesus is the model for how reconciliation happens, a scholar says in this interview.
History of Hymns: “Camina, Pueblo de Dios”
This offers background commentary on Cesáreo Gabaráin's Spanish hymn: "Camina, Pueblo de Dios" (Walk On, O People of God). Translated by George Lockwood, this Catholic hymn considers the Resurrection as a journey of reconciliation and justice.
Sitting In the Discomfort of Reconciliation Conversations
Trusting in the Gospel that we can become a new creation through Christ, Dominique Gilliard encourages people in this video to have faith that God cares about reconciliation by working together in community.
Stop Trying to Control God’s Uncontrollable Tactics for Reconciliation
Jason Butler maintains that the main message of the book of Acts is reconciliation. Through the Holy Spirit's power, equality would replace traditional divisions, with a place at the table for everyone.
Racial Reconciliation May Not Be What You Think
"The real question of Christian discipleship is not can I be your brother in Christ, but can I be your brother in law?" An article that explores the depth of racial reconciliation and what it requires....
Reconciliation is God's Work
In this video, Curtiss Paul DeYoung emphasizes the centrality of reconciliation in the church's theology and evangelism. (Length: 03:30)
Full Text Hymns on Reconciliation
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We Cannot Exist Without the Other
In this interview, Paulus Widjaja talks about religious reconciliation, suggesting that reconciliation is more than a peaceful coexistence among various ...
Rather than interpreting Paul's statements about reconciliation in abstract theological terms, this commentary interprets 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 in light of the specific difficulties Paul was having with the Corinthian congregation.
Making Space in the Neighborhood For Reconciliation
This article explores Matthew 18:15-20 by arguing that based on the text, reconciliation starts with our own personal confession of sin after a genuine encounter with Christ.
In this devotional focused on 2 Corinthians 5:18 for Ash Wednesday, Juan Huertas challenges Christians to take seriously our reconciliation to God and the created order, therefore becoming agents of reconciliation in the world.
Mark Roberts reflects on the extraordinary reconciliation of Jacob and Esau (Genesis 33:1-16) after years of alienation. Reconciliation is often difficult but the power of the gospel may make it possible.
An excerpt from John Chrysostom's Homily on the Treachery of Judas, commenting on Matthew 5:17-37 and Jesus' call for reconciliation.
Hymn Study: “Here Is Peace”
This offers background and commentary on Andrew Pratt's hymn, "Here Is Peace." It explores in three short stanzas the true meaning of peace, with a primary focus on God's grace and our gracious actions.