Sunday, April 12, 2009


He is risen! Allelulia!

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. God has sent me to proclaim freedom to the captives and recovery to the sight of the blind, to liberate the oppressed, to proclaim the Year of the Jubilee. (Luke 4:18-19).

He was revealed in flesh and vindicated by the Spirit. . . . (1 Timothy 3:16).

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8).

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus. . . . (Philippians 2:5).

Disciples Advocacy & Witness Network (DAWN) in the Christian Church Capital Area, the Disciples Center for Public Witness, and Disciples Justice Action Network (DJAN) wish you, your family, your congregation, and all your friends and loved ones a most blessed Easter.

May the resurrection-power of the living Jesus and his everlasting passion for justice be in us and flow through us as we become more faithful examples and agents of "wholeness in a fragmented world." Christ is risen indeed! Allelulia!

Friday, April 10, 2009



Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice: for they shall be filled (Matthew 5:6).

Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of justice: for theirs is the reign of heaven (Matthew 5:10).

We have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Just (1 John 2:1).

On this holy day, we join with other Disciples and all Christians around the world to pause in awe, pray in silence, and remember with genuine gratitude the saving power of God's unmerited and boundless love as it was revealed to us in the crucifixion, suffering and death of our Advocate, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Holy Week Blessings to all!

Disciples Advocacy and Witness Network (DAWN) in the Christian Church Capital Area

Thursday, April 09, 2009



Today is Maundy Thursday, the day on which Christians around the world commemorate the Last Supper of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is a time to focus on both the passion of our Lord and the great eschatological feast that awaits us--and in which we partially participate even now--because of what God did for us in Christ at Calvary.

Also this week, our Jewish sisters and brothers are celebrating Passover, a holy time that remembers and praises God for the liberation of Israel from bondage in Egypt, and anticipates the future liberation of all peoples from the bondage of slavery, oppression and injustice.

As we participate in Maundy Thursday prayer and worship, let us keep in mind the origins of the Lord's Supper in the Passover, the grounding of our Table spirituality in the Biblical vision of liberation and shalom, and the indispensability of both personal and social transformation to an authentic Christian faith--one seeking wholeness in a fragmented world.