The Naked Sermon

Plowshares to Swords and Back to Plowshares

November 5, 2022

Today Stori and Anna talk about Isaiah 2:1-5 and Joel 3:4-12. Specifically how Joel instructs people to turn their plowshares into swords and Isaiah says to turn swords into plowshares. They discuss the tension they feel about both holding our weapons, which are at times a source of liberation, but questioning if that may be Empire wisdom and perpetuating cycles that are destructive or is it just existing wise in the world as it is? They both have an inclination toward wanting a clear answer - to use the sword or transform it - when in fact maybe both can be held as your orient yourself toward a horizon that is imagined in Isaiah.

  • Anna Hoesly is a Co-Pastor and Organizer at Storyline Community in Milwaukie, Oregon.
  • Stori Long is a Pastor and Social Media Organizer at Storyline Community in Milwaukie, Oregon.

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