Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday
Taylor Burton-Edwards offers an Ash Wednesday service with video, prayer, and music, scripture, receiving of ashes, and communion.
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.
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."
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 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.
Salvation and Shalom
In this devotional, Mark Roberts reflects on Luke 8:48 and writes that Jesus came to bring divine salvation and shalom. We can begin to enjoy the salvation and shalom of God in this life.
This article explores the limits of peace and the possibilities of a gospel-centered view of shalom.
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?
Salvation Powers and Shalom
Commentary on Psalm 85 by Jerome Crouch, who explores the psalm's transition from complaint to assurance of salvation, which comes in the form of shalom--the just order of all creation.
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...
Spending for shalom
During a struggling economy, it’s tempting to scale back and do less in mission and ministry. However, churches need a vision for mission giving that is expansive enough to embrace the fullness of shalom.
Full Text Hymns on Shalom
Shalom, My FriendsPD
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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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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 As The Dual Approach of Peacemaking and Justice-Seeking: The Case of South Korea
Sebastian Kim discusses the tension and integration between peacebuilding and justice-seeking, looking at the history of South Korea as a case study.