A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary.
Death Is Swallowed Up: Easter Sunday Resources (B)
Worship resources for Easter Sunday (Year B). Includes a litany, call to confession, prayer of confession, assurance of pardon, and song suggestions.
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.
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.
An excerpt from John Chrysostom's Homily on the Treachery of Judas, commenting on Matthew 5:17-37 and Jesus' call for reconciliation.
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.
Reconciliation is a Discipline
In this interview, Pie Ntukamazina, a Burundian Anglican bishop, talks about reconciliation as a discipline, suggesting that people will continue to suffer If the church does not take part in poverty reduction and ignorance reduction.
Reconciliation is a Discipline
Pie Ntukamazina says reconciliation is when people were enemies in the past and they have come together to be friends in the present. He reflects on how he achieved this reconciliation with those who abducted him....
Reconciliation on the Forehead
This commentary on 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:10 links it to Ash Wednesday, suggesting that as we receive the cross on our forehead, we remember that it is in Christ and through Christ that reconciliation is possible.
In this blog post, Jacqueline Lewis shares a story of racial reconciliation between her dad and her husband and the power of courageous conversations that heal the wounds of racism in our souls.
Reconciliation and Righteousness
This commentary on 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:10 suggests that in the midst of struggle, Paul's faith remains strong, for reconciliation and righteousness are available to us through the radical work of God in Christ.
Reconciliation on Campus
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is a rare model of a large institution that has woven racial reconciliation into its DNA, despite the fact that trying to achieve this goal can be messy and discouraging.
Full Text Hymns on Reconciliation
Come, Thou Fount of Ev'ry BlessingPD
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Racial Reconciliation: The Bridge-Building Love of God
In Ephesians 2:14-18, Lisha Epperson addresses the topic of racial reconciliation in the context of agape love.
Working Together Toward Racial Reconciliation
Joy Moore and William Pannell discuss racial reconciliation, attempting "to address the requirement to practice justice, favor kindness, and live so that God is glorified by testimonies against sin in our contemporary reality. "
Racial Reconciliation in the Church
In this academic paper, Michael G. Cartwright explores the success and failure of racial reconciliation in the American church in view of the prevailing mythology of whiteness and God's command in 2 Corinthians 5:18-20.
Yearning for Reconciliation
Mark Labberton paints a vision for racial reconciliation that arises out of the life of Jesus as the primary agent of reconciling love. Being converted—that is, following Christ—necessitates that we too engage in reconciliation.
The Word of Reconciliation
In this sermon on 2 Corinthians 5:14-6:2, Richard Hays says that we are not entrusted just to announce God's reconciliation, but to embody it - and to become the righteousness of God in Christ.
Building Space Toward Reconciliation
This article offers reflections of pastors, professors, activists, and others on how communities can construct space or build environments that participate in the work of reconciliation and redemption that Christians are called to.
The Land Belongs to God
Archbishop Elias Chacour tells of growing up in the aftermath of the establishment of a Jewish state and dealing with the anger from being displaced from home. This article features his work of peace and reconciliation.
Two Keys to Reconciliation
This essay blends the story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1–10) with the stories of today, challenging us to embrace reconciliation with its two keys: forgiveness and justice.