Greetings From the Editor
December 1, 2016 – 12:01 am | No Comment

by Jin Hee Han

For the winter issue of 2016, we present a collection of articles and book reviews focused upon the theme of “BREATHING.” This year we were presented with a series of challenges, but the Lord provided for us exactly what we needed to continue this important ministry. Help from the Lord came through like the precious supply of breath in ways that we could recognize right away as God’s gracious intervention.

Our authors highlight God’s mysterious and wondrous work we encounter in the Bible, the life of the church, and the world in modern days. As the Johannine Jesus points out, “The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes” (John 3:8). Commentators immediately add that the Greek word for the “wind” is pneuma, and that it also means “spirit” (as in the Holy Spirit). The Spirit of the living God takes us where we may not have anticipated, but the upshot of the journey is always the manifestation of God’s goodness.

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The Cross and the Resurrection in Serving the Poor
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The Cross and the Resurrection in Serving the Poor

by Peter Gathje

To refuse to enter into relationship with the poor is to refuse to enter into God’s redemptive love.

The Poor Lectionary Guide
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The Poor Lectionary Guide

by Judy Yates Siker

Lectionary Guide for January, February, and March 2008.

Off Balance through Lent and Easter
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Off Balance through Lent and Easter

by Maren C. Tirabassi

Reflections on the Lectionary Readings for March

From Transfiguration to Lent
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From Transfiguration to Lent

by Keith Russell

Reflections on the Lectionary for February 2008

Preaching Isaiah
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Preaching Isaiah

by David N. Mosser

Reflections on the Lectionary for January 2008

When One Suffers Poverty, We All Suffer
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When One Suffers Poverty, We All Suffer

by Sarah H. Reines

We must not remain immobilized in the face of the crushing poverty crisis.

Jesus and Poverty
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Jesus and Poverty

by Obery M. Hendricks, Jr.

The presence of poverty in Jesus’ world pervades the Gospels.

Is Liberation Theology Passé?
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Is Liberation Theology Passé?

by LeAnne Snow Flesher

If we are going to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ seriously we must be at the work of doing theology on behalf of the poor.

Poverty and Prayer
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Poverty and Prayer

by Margaret Dorgan

Human pleading is a tribute to the infinite goodness that always wraps around us.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Compassion for the Poor
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Compassion for the Poor

by Geffrey Kelly

Encountering Bonhoeffer’s passionate preaching on poverty.

Blessed Are Those Who Have The Spirit Of The Poor
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Blessed Are Those Who Have The Spirit Of The Poor

by Keith Russell

We must never tire of working for a world that is free of poverty and injustice.

The Word
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The Word

By Megan L. Stivison

Wherever we see the Word of God purely preached and heard, there a church of God exists, even if it swarms with many faults. – John Calvin, 1509–1564