Delving into Baptist history helped one church to reframe its remembering in broader ways to include all who have suffered from the consequences of war. It was also a reminder that the victory of Jesus is won not through violence, but cross and resurrection. (By Andy Goodliff)
There are several services a minister can spend a lot of time trying to get right, and worrying about ahead of the day in question – Christmas, Easter, perhaps Pentecost, and always Remembrance Sunday. With Christmas, Easter and Pentecost it’s about trying to bring out a new way of hearing a familiar story. In the case of Remembrance Sunday what is often at stake is a means of trying to reframe our remembrance in ways that don’t compromise personal gospel-convictions about peace and reconciliation.