Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday
This outline of an Ash Wednesday service provides video, prayer, and song suggestions.
Portrait of Shalom
Isaiah 62:1-5 is a portrait of shalom. God wants his creation—and his people in that creation—to flourish. And when the delight of God rests upon a person, that flourishing happens, too.
As Joyce Borger says, "Shalom is more than a word". It is something so much greater. It is the righteousness that Christians are hoping for everyday which will fill the universe at Christ's return. In the...
Shalom: The Way It’s Supposed to Be
In this article Bob Robinson, drawing on the writings of Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., discusses the biblical concept of shalom, translated peace but referring to a state of "universal flourishing, wholeness, and delight."
Clifton Clarke’s article on shalom defines it not as the opposite of violence but as a state of salvation that has physical, relational, and moral aspects and reflects on how shalom and justice are intertwined.
A Holy Vision of Shalom
In this sermon on Isaiah 11:6-9, Katharine Jefferts Schori preaches about pursuing a holy vision of peace despite our fear of religious and political differences. How is the Spirit challenging us to pursue shalom?
John van de Laar's sermon starter draws on Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Romans 15:4-13, and Matthew 3:1-12 to discuss how God's shalom manifests through God's presence and our acts of love, service, justice, and compassion.
The Divine Gift of Shalom in a Good Death
This Catholic article considers the gift of shalom with others, with God, and with the covenant body especially near and through death.
Educating for Shalom
Ron Wells reflects on what it means to educate for shalom using the power of the narratives of grace. Our inquiries need to go on in the spirit of seeking shalom and fed by grace.
The Church in a Time of Conflict: Bringing Shalom to Colombia
Professor Lisseth Rojas-Flores discusses the church’s central role in bringing shalom to displaced persons in Colombia. It is not simply "peace" as in lack of war, but right relationships between all of God's creation.
Shalom, Order, Chaos and Sin
In this video Walter Brueggemann defines shalom as the management of the abundance of creation in such a way that everybody can participate in the neighborhood. Brueggemann looks to the law of Jubilee as evidence.
Shalom, the Common Good and Neighborhood
What do shalom and justice have to do with the neighborhood, and the common good with salvation? Walter Brueggemann gives the answer to these questions in this video.
Full Text Hymns on Shalom
Shalom, My FriendsPD
Shalom to You©
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Shame and Shalom
Shame can cause us to hide our deficiencies and mask our shortcomings. In this video, Lisa Sharon Harper shares how confession led her to confront shame and move toward shalom.
Bringing Shalom into the Workplace
Bob Robinson shares a story of a CEO of a hospital who sought shalom by bringing-in a new vision for the hospital to be a blessing to the city and to help its people flourish.
Preaching Toward Shalom
All around us there are advertizements for items that "will fill our yearnings". But we know better, God is the only one who can fill our yearnings and give us Shalom. That is what we remember...
Health, Wellness, and Shalom
Jenny Youngman defines "shalom" and applies it to several aspects of life, including spiritual shalom, mental shalom, physical shalom, and community shalom. Spiritual shalom--seeking wholeness in Christ--is foundational.
This article explores the limits of peace and the possibilities of a gospel-centered view of shalom.
Peace, Salaam, Shalom
This song for congregation or choir uses only three words - peace, salaam, shalom - universally understood words of peace, greeting and blessing.
Worshiping the God of Justice & Shalom
Twelve resources related to Biblical justice and shalom: a radio show on jazz and justice, a podcast on justice and worship, a lecture on worship and shalom, and interview about teaching children, art, Bibles, and more....
Romantics, Cynics, and Shalom at the Movies
Faced with a number of movies which are quite content to embrace the pessimism of Ecclesiastes, Mary Hulst reminds us of that book's place in the larger story, one where God's shalom triumphs over our cynicism.