Author Archives: Pastor Kris

About Pastor Kris

Hello.  I'm Rev. Kristine Eggert, recently retired after serving as Senior Pastor of Disciples Christian Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. I'm the Co-Founder and Executive Director of God Before Guns, a multi faith coalition of individuals and faith communities working to end gun violence.  In retirement, I believe God is calling me to work as a progressive Christian activist in social justice causes.

Today’s prayer of non-violence

An early influence for us in the work we do was Rev. James Atwood, a retired Presbyterian pastor.  Rev. Atwood, an avid hunter and gun owner, devoted thirty-six years as a Presbyterian pastor to fighting against the easy access to … Continue reading

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Turning swords into plowshares, spears into pruning hooks …

…and 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 any more.  (Micah 4:3) Today’s words come from Dr. Walter Brueggeman (From The … Continue reading

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Our work continues …

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say in these post-presidential election days, it’s been difficult to push myself to get out there to do the work to which I feel called. With the holidays approaching, it would be a good cocooning season. Continue reading

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Recovery

I’m quite content being retired.  Perhaps I should say semi-retired, as I still have my hand in ministry at Old Stone Church in downtown Cleveland and I am the Executive Director of God Before Guns.  That said, it’s not like … Continue reading

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Putting one foot in front of the other …

So, happy birthday to me. Not just older, still learning how to be better. At life. And love. And trusting that God still needs me to put one foot in front of the other and make a difference in the world. Continue reading

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Is this your neighborhood, Grandma?

I’ve chosen to focus my work on ending gun violence. There’s not a neighborhood in America that has not been affected. If you want to join me in that work, just let me know. But there are plenty of other issues affecting neighborhoods and I urge you to pick one. Expand your concept of neighborhood and get busy. Somewhere. Soon. Today. Continue reading

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A safe space for all those with heavy hearts …..

Those were the words inviting us to a Prayer Vigil for Orlando at our neighborhood church, South Euclid United Church of Christ.  It was a quiet and reflective time to be together in our shock and grief and outrage over … Continue reading

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