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December 15, 2017



"As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,

'See, I am sending my messenger

ahead of you,

Who will prepare your way ...' "

Mark 1: 2

Reflecting on the text

Who are God's messengers today?  What are God's messages today?

Why are the prophets so important to the story of Jesus Christ?


Who has prepared your way, going ahead to make a path?

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Over the last year my work as a journalist has taken an unexpected but deeply satisfying turn. In writing for a new-to-me publication (albeit one more than 100 years old), I've been meeting and talking to a host of messengers of peace, justice, and reconciliation.

Last April I had the chance to interview Shane Claiborne, one of the leaders of a Philadelphia urban Christian community called The Si...

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