Peacemaking has been disintegrated from the Church’s understanding of God, His mission, and our vocation. As a result, we misunderstand who God is, what God has done, what God is seeking to do here and now, and what it means for us to join Him in it. So, rather than embracing peacemaking as central to God’s heart and critical to who we are as His family, we speak of it as an esoteric theory or a subjective feeling. Rather than embracing peacemaking as an everyday, costly way of life, we both contribute to and run from conflict while outsourcing the work of peace to others.
In this five week series leading up to Easter, Jer Swigart & Jon Huckins seek to reintegrate peacemaking into our theology and vocation as followers of Jesus and to activate Open Door as a humble, intelligent, compassionate instrument of peace in the Bay Area & beyond.