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Real Peace Romans 5:1-5

Real Peace

True peace exists in three forms.

AT A GLANCE:

How do you find real peace of mind? From psychologists to rock stars to Hollywood legends, everyone seems to have an idea. But the apostle Paul knew the path to real peace, and it begins with peace with God. 

EDITOR’S PICK:

For material based on today’s gospel text, see “Button Creep,” June 3, 2007.

I understand about indecision.
I don’t care if I get behind.
People livin’ in competition;
All I want is to have my peace of mind.

If you’re a classic rock fan, you’ll instantly recognize that chorus from the band Boston’s 1976 hit “Peace of Mind.” You might even want to crank that up on Sunday morning and watch some peace of mind wash over the Baby Boomers in the crowd!

What the aging rockers in the congregation might not know, however, is the story behind those lyrics. Founder and lead guitarist Tom Scholz, an MIT grad, was working as a senior engineer for Polaroid while he was putting the band...

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