He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples;
they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.

(Isaiah 2:4)

Mass shootings, terrorist attacks—when will the violence end? Our hearts are heavy with grief over people killing each other. As Christians, we are called to be people of peace. We value each person, regardless of race, religion, nationality, or ethnicity. We affirm that each is created in God’s image and that Christ Jesus gave his life for all humanity. Our hope is found in the Prince of Peace, who teaches us to live without being violent. Our prayer is captured in the lines of the hymn, “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with____.”

Dr. Sam