Brother John’s Reflections

Reforming Memory

Reforming Memory

Then I brought your father Abraham from the region beyond the River and led him through the entire land of Canaan. I made his descendants numerous, and gave him Isaac. To Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau. To Esau I assigned the mountain region of Seir in which to settle […]

 

One Village Reflections

Growth and Change in Consciousness

Growth and Change in Consciousness

By Brother John Hamilton

Following the General Chapter of 1995, we often spoke quite glibly of our “international” identity. Yet, until recently, we had not really begun the serious effort to listen to and understand each other across our cultural divides.

 

From Brother Edward

Congregational Letter Volume IV, Letter 7 | Pentecost

Congregational Letter Volume IV, Letter 7 | Pentecost

On Pentecost, we celebrate the birth of the Church. As with any birth there is always a sense of the miraculous, and feelings of excitement and a reverence for the new life that has just entered our world. I am sure each of us has also received birthday wishes that tell us that we have another opportunity for a ‘new beginning.’

 

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Brother John's Reflections

Reforming Memory

Reforming Memory

Then I brought your father Abraham from the region beyond the River and led him through the entire land of Canaan. I made his descendants numerous, and gave him Isaac. To Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau. To Esau I assigned the mountain region of Seir in which to settle […]

by × August 18, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

The Common Good

The Common Good

So Joshua said to the children of Israel, “Come here and listen to the words of the Lord, your God. This is how you will know that there is a living God in your midst, who at your approach will dispossess the Canaanites. The ark of the covenant of the […]

by × August 17, 2017 ×

Transformation

Growth and Change in Consciousness

Growth and Change in Consciousness

By Brother John Hamilton

Following the General Chapter of 1995, we often spoke quite glibly of our “international” identity. Yet, until recently, we had not really begun the serious effort to listen to and understand each other across our cultural divides.

by × August 16, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Mission and Self-Esteem

Mission and Self-Esteem

It well may be that nothing is more sought after and yet found more elusive than what we term “self-esteem.” It is psychologically understood to be our subjective evaluation of ourselves, and we have come to recognize it as a significant influence on a person’s behavior.

by × August 15, 2017 ×

Brother John's Reflections

Fearing the Lord

Fearing the Lord

And now Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to love Him, and to worship the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your being, to keep the Lord’s commandments and […]

by × August 14, 2017 ×