What has Preaching Peace done for you lately?
Lectionaries: Are you one of the 6,000 weekly readers of the commentary who receives ideas and inspiration, historical and critical information on how lectionary texts can be read from a peace perspective on Sunday morning?
Occasional Articles: Perhaps you are one of the additional 4,000 folks who hit the site each month for similar resources or to learn about mimetic theory and how our view of anthropology influences our interpretation of the scriptural text.
Bible Studies: Maybe you have attended one of our transformational Conferences or Seminars and you want to learn more about how the Old and New Testament relate or how Jesus’ favorite text, the 2nd half of Isaiah informed his life and ministry, or what the book of Hebrews has to say about the preeminence of Jesus over the law and the sacrificial system.
DVDs: Do you lead a small group who has used one of our DVD series to learn how our theology matters, that whether we believe in the “Abba” of Jesus or some other violent God really makes a difference in our ability to follow Him?
All donations are tax deductible. Preaching Peace is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. However you have benefited or learned about the Way of Jesus from Preaching Peace we need your help now!
These are exciting and challenging times for Preaching Peace. They are exciting because a growing number of people like you are eager to learn more about the peace perspective by which Jesus interpreted God and lived out his faith.
We want the doors of Preaching Peace to stay open, the production of adult DVD curriculum to advance, the books to be completed for publication, seminars going on in local communities, and the commentaries to keep flowing.
With your help this will be possible. For the work we continue to do for you, for the mission to continue to reach those in the church who are longing to hear about Jesus’ vision of peace, will you please give today? Any amount will be greatly appreciated!
We give you our sincere thanks in advance and wish you the Peace of our Lord in all your endeavors.
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Dear Readers of Preaching Peace,
Thank you for using Preaching Peace. I know from your e-mails how much our work has meant to you. Your communications indicate the astounding number of times we have helped your preaching and teaching by showing people how to read the Bible and know the God of radical love from a perspective that engages the whole Christian tradition, is peacemaking in its orientation, and makes sense of our contemporary world. Our recent trip to Australia, New Zealand and the UK where we spoke to over 4,000 people was one unending litany of enlightenment and gratitude.
We are energetically moving forward with this peace message for our next fiscal year. Immediate plans include:
- Speaking at Q and A sessions for the premier of Hellbound? The Movie in east coast theaters, followed by similar events on college campuses.
- Three new book projects related to the gospel, peacemaking and the contemporary church.
- New video releases of peacemaking Christian education curricula to be circulated on our website, YouTube and Facebook.
- Monthly Webinars for clergy and church leaders both here and around the world featuring speakers who will help them take further steps toward teaching their congregants about radical discipleship and peacemaking.
You may not be aware that generous individual donors support Preaching Peace with funding as well as with countless prayers, emails and words of encouragement. To start our fiscal year this August with a bang that will allow us to make firm plans and focus our efforts we will be engaging all of you in a campaign called “$30,000 in 30 days”. That’s right; our goal is to raise the first $30,000 for our new fiscal year between September 1 and September 30.
We are asking you, as readers of our lectionary commentary to make a $50 (or more) contribution. Will you help us? We will gladly receive gifts or pledges between now and Sept 30. It’s easy using the Donate Now button.
Join us now to help change the thinking, the theology and the activity of both local and global Christianity. Help make this Good News a reality to folks still longing to find it. Your gifts, as always, are tax-deductible. We give thanks to God for your prayers, your encouragement and your financial gifts. Our proven record together with your good foundation of support will again produce results beyond our best dreams.
In the Peace of Jesus,