Avoiding the idol of unity…

I hear the world UNITY a lot in Mennonite Church USA these days. I suspect it is because the possibility of division rooted in disagreements looms large. In order to hedge against that reality, there are many calls to unity. It’s not that I don’t believe unity is God’s plan and purpose. I believe itContinue reading “Avoiding the idol of unity…”

In light of Ferguson, MO: Theology, liberation and gospel

Christian theology is a theology of liberation. It is a rational study of the being of God in the world in light of the existential situation of an oppressed community, relating the forces of liberation to the essence of the gospel, which is Jesus Christ. This means its sole reason for existence is to putContinue reading “In light of Ferguson, MO: Theology, liberation and gospel”

The sky is not falling…

My Facebook and twitter feeds are exploding over the SCOTUS decision that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.  One of the big fears is that religious institutions will now be forced to perform same-sex marriages or risk being in violation of anti-discrimination laws (and in some cases, hate crimes). As a pastor I believeContinue reading “The sky is not falling…”

Quote of the Day

The advance of the church throughout the world has suffered somewhat, not only from decline in numbers attending, particularly in Western countries, but also in a lack of confidence in the propriety of leading others to Christ throughout the world.  Many Christians are struggling with an identity crises.  Are we really meant to go outContinue reading “Quote of the Day”