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Brief Thoughts from Bren

October 29th marked the 54th anniversary of Clarence Jordan’s death. ... I hope he doesn’t mind a tip of the hat from time to time.
Silence is at the heart of every great spiritual tradition. More than 5,000 years old, it isn’t a recent invention.
Sue went on, “I found myself looking at each person who came in and seeing Jesus in them. Not so much me being Jesus, but them. They were.”
In general, as a society, people are only halfway here. We are always starting one task before finishing another. Attention spans are growing smaller and smaller. The ability to concentrate is slipping. We live life on the run. Statio can help us with all these...
We just celebrated Pentecost Sunday, which marks the birth of the church and highlights the important work of the Holy Spirit. The work of this Third Person of the Trinity is to gather people, give life, and unify. Any community should desire such gathering,
Earth Day is a time to take stock of both the good and the bad. It is a time to be thankful for any progress made to care for the Earth. It is a time to acknowledge that there is much, much more to
Would that every person reading these brief thoughts go out and invite someone they don’t know particularly well into their home for a meal and conversation. It just may be that the light would turn up a bit brighter. When we bemoan the darkness
Surely the original soil from which humankind arose was rich and life-filled. At Koinonia, Jenn and Michael are making every attempt to set the table for those coming after them. Life begets life. Thank you, Jenn and Michael. You give us hope. You give
Lamenting is an important part of our faith, even if it isn’t a part of our U.S. culture. Jesus lamented. The Psalms lament. We even have a whole book in the Hebrew Scripture named Lamentations. When we don’t grieve, we don’t heal.
I was struck by Clarence’s words that “you can’t put Christianity into practice. You can’t make it work ... For Christianity is not a system you work – it is a Person who works you. You don’t get it; he gets you.” I think if
The Koinonia community grieves the loss of Mrs. Rosalynn Carter. We treasure every moment we were able to spend with her. She, President Carter, and the whole Carter family have been such good neighbors and friends to Koinonia. Mrs. Carter was a peacemaker who, through her work both close to home and further afield, always embodied “love through service to others.” We pray for her, her family, her friends, the City of Plains, and Sumter County. We grieve with them and yet rejoice in the example she has given to all of us and the world.
President and Mrs. Carter pictured here on a visit to Picnic Hill at Koinonia Farm in 2019 on the 10th anniversary of Millard Fuller’s death.