Posts By: Jon Reinink

What Would Calvin Think about #GivingTuesday

What Would Calvin Think about #GivingTuesday A guest post by Chip Hardwick Born just 70 years after Gutenberg built his first printing press, digital communication and social media were probably not even figments of John Calvin’s imagination. However, Calvin thought a lot about “helpfulness for our neighbor” and that is the thrust of #GivingTuesday, a… Read more »

Welcoming Refugees

Peace and Global Witness gifts multiply efforts to help refugees experience welcome Like millions of people around the world, elder Bill Campbell was moved by the heartbreaking image of a drowned Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach in 2015. The photo of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi drew international attention to the danger… Read more »

Proclaiming Peace that Transcends

Proclaiming a Peace that Transcends the Barriers of Time and Space “So he came and proclaimed peace to those who were far off and peace to those who were near.” Ephesians 2:17 The letter to the Ephesians tells us that Jesus came to proclaim a peace that is universal. While the earthly ministry of Jesus… Read more »

International Peacemaker Inspires a Congregation

  International Peacemaker visit inspires congregation to help Syrian refugee family At Ivyland Presbyterian Church, the visits of international peacemakers have informed the minds of members, inspired their hearts, and moved the congregation to action on behalf of people in need. International peacemaker Rami Al Maqdasi, an Iraqi-born pastor, spoke at the suburban Philadelphia congregation… Read more »

Proclaim the Peace of Christ

Proclaim the Peace of Christ “So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.” Ephesians 2:14-17 The letter to the Ephesians tells us that Jesus came to proclaim a peace that is universal. While the earthly ministry of Jesus was in a specific age and… Read more »