Mark D. Roberts
Christianity and Peacemaking Archives

Peace with God and peace within our souls do not exhaust the potentialities of peace through Christ. Scripture connects inner peace specifically to peace among people: “Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members […]

Jesus promised to give his followers supernatural peace: I’m leaving you with a gift — peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid (John 14:27). […]

So far in this series I’ve shown how God intended his creation to be full of peace. This intention was broken but not destroyed when the first human sinned against God. Yet God had a plan to restore his shalom […]

So far in this series I’ve shown that God created this world with the intention that it be full of peace. But human sin twisted God’s creation, so that brokenness now pervades that which God had intended to be so […]

I my last post I showed that peace, in biblical perspective, is closely related to the idea of paradise. God created the world as a place of peace: justice, harmony, fellowship. Through the end of Genesis 2, peace prevailed in […]

I have seen Paradise . . . well, sort of. Let me explain. A few years ago my wife and I were camping in Kings Canyon National Park, a deep valley in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. On the […]

This is the first part of a series I’m calling: Seeking the Peace of Christ: Christianity and Peacemaking. Peace is essential to Christianity. There can be no doubt about it. Consider, for example, these passages from the New Testament Gospels […]