When relationships fall apart within the Church, it’s a tragedy. It compromises our witness to the transforming love of Jesus Christ. Very often, it paralyzes us with conflict that becomes personal instead of being focused on the vision, values and strategies for ministry that we can negotiate and resolve. I see conflict in many parts of...Read more
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Another horrific school shooting. Pictures of students, hands up, running from their school under the watchful eyes of heavily armed police are disturbing. I was especially struck by the image of two women weeping over the loss of life or the trauma of it all. I noticed on one woman’s forehead was a cross of...Read more
The GAFCON movement has hit a bump in the road. This week, it was made pulic that Archbishop Daniel Deng-Bul, the outgoing Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan (ECSS), consecrated a woman bishop in December of 2016. This is a material breach of the GAFCON Primates’ 2014 moratorium on consecrating women as bishops....Read more
The Church exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ. The Church exists for the sole purpose of going into all the world, to reach all people with the good news that salvation comes to all through Jesus Christ, to baptize them, and to teach them all things that he has commanded (Matthew 28:16-20; see also...Read more
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