Practicing Reconciliation

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Practicing Reconciliation, a blog hosted by Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), provides a blog space to pose hard questions and test possibilities as we form a storm-worthy moral canopy for these anxious, precarious and violently polarized times. We need a moral canopy under which we can stand together, even with our differences. We need a moral canopy to provide faith communities with the resilience to withstand the onslaught of the storm, and to provide compassionate, just leadership on behalf of those most at risk. Such a canopy can only be woven of hard-won convictions, usually forged in crucibles of suffering and tested with strenuous, respectful and socially embodied argumentation until proven storm-worthy — and worthy of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In her Practicing Reconciliation blog, AMBS president Sara Wenger Shenk, prods us to move beyond polarized thinking toward wholeness and abundant life in Christ, who is our peace.

In the most recent post, “The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter,” Sara Wenger Shenk reflects on sources of beauty that provide “a fragment of sturdy ground to stand on” in the uproar of these days.