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Alline Beutler
Site Manager, JFON MI Traverse City

Randie Clawson CLM
NWD Peace with Justice Coordinator

Peace With Justice Ministry Team Reports

Click for the current PWJ Ministry Team Report,  HERE . Click on one of the following for older reports:
December 2019, PWJ Ministry Team Report.
November 2019, PWJ Ministry Team Report.
October 2019, PWJ Ministry Team Report.


Of Special Interest

Peace and Justice Advocate Training
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
@ the Grand Traverse Resort
Click  HERE  for the information flyer.


A Book Suggestion by Laurie McKiven-Copus, PWJ Ministry Team Member

“Don’t go right, don’t go left; go deeper.” That is the theme of Jim Wallis’ new book, Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus (New York: HarperCollins 2019). 

Wallis’ premise is that our culture and our Christian faith are in crisis because Christians have fallen away from Jesus’ teachings. (“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I tell you?” Luke 6:46). Wallis selects eight central messages of Jesus and devotes a chapter to each: Who is my neighbor, being made in God’s image, the Truth that sets us free, servant leadership, living fearlessly, rendering to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s, making peace, and Christian responsibility to “the least of these”. In each chapter he outlines a crisis, presents Jesus’ teachings that relate to the crisis, and suggests pertinent ways that Christians can obey Jesus’ teachings.

I found this to be a helpful, hopeful book: an inspiration for world-weary Christians to “trust the light of Christ, join the light of Christ, and take the light of Jesus into the world.”

Laurie McKinven-Copus January 25, 2020

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