Author: steven

INTERCONNECTIVITY: Easter and the Justice of God – The Path of Emptying

VJN invited Amanda and Brandon Neely to share about Lent as a season to remember the poor. On February 18, 2015, Ash Wednesday, lots of articles came out on the web with Lenten themes.  Two caught my attention and stuck with me because they included […]

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INTERCONNECTIVITY: Easter and the Justice of God – Japan, Suffering and Hope

“Japan, Suffering and Hope” VJN asked Miarose Ishijima, an HLI graduate, to contribute to our Easter series. This past winter, I spent the better part of my Christmas vacation reuniting with my father and grandfather in Tokyo, Japan after almost a decade apart. One night […]

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INTERCONNECTIVITY: Easter and the Justice of God – Living More with Less

“Living More with Less” Today, VJN kicks off a series of reflections we are calling “Easter and the Justice of God” that will lead up to Easter.  We’ve asked some friends, in light of Easter, to reflect on Jesus, Suffering, Resurrection, Justice, Peacemaking Discipleship and […]

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NURTURING RECONCILIATION: BHM – The Devil Does Business at the Crossroads

There is a postscript to the myth that at the crossroads where blues-legend Robert Johnson made his pact with the devil, it is this: Robert all ready possessed the sound that caused the strings on his guitar to vibrate, hum, and sing with a sound […]

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NURTURING RECONCILIATION: BHM – We Need A Civil Reconciliation Movement

VJN invited Michael Raburn to share his thoughts on the film Selma and the Civil Rights Movement. I saw the film Selma recently (and I highly recommend seeing it). It stirred up a lot of thoughts and feelings and predominant among them was how much has changed and […]

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