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  • Welcome to Rev. Alonzo Johnson

    Published October 20, 2014

    The Rev. Alonzo Johnson has accepted a call  as a term Mission Associate with the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.  Alonzo has concluded his service as the pastor/head of staff of Oak Lane Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (LPTS) and is currently a candidate for his Doctor of Ministry degree at LPTS. He is passionate about peacemaking and social justice issues and has rich experience in urban ministry with a focus on mentoring youth in the arts.
     
    Alonzo will nurture and support existing and new peacemaking networks, and coordinate  program communications in ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

  • Smallify Your Church's Ministry

    Published October 18, 2014

    The calling God has given us is immense:  to join the Spirit’s work to transform the world through Christ’s redeeming love.  It is daunting, especially when we consider how often churches churches and worshiping communities struggle to introduce new approaches or perspectives.  Resources seem scarce compared to the enormity of the challenges facing us. 

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    From Comings and Goings

  • A College Ministry to be Proud Of

    Published October 15, 2014

    I was honored to be able to preach at Alma College’s Homecoming this past weekend.  I graduated from Alma in 1988 and my commitment to the school skyrocketed last year when I returned to the central Michigan campus for my 25th Homecoming.  I was so impressed to see how the college’s physical plant has been transformed, and how amazing the musical programs have become.  (My fraternity house seems as sketchy as ever, but that is a story for another day.)

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