During the 5th Century Christianity was wracked by a theological crisis. A monk from Britain named Pelagius was teaching that original sin did not taint human nature and that humans have the free will to achieve human perfection without divine grace. Pelagius reasoned that God could not command believers to do the impossible, and therefore … Read More

I hesitate to use a football analogy for our current situation, given its difficulty. My fear is that it will stir up emotions in you regarding athletes kneeling for the National Anthem or the loss of the normal college football schedules due to COVID19. Could any of us ever imagine a time when rivalry games … Read More

Dear friends in Christ around the globe, I’m writing today from our North American context where we just concluded our COVID-19 survey of congregations.  I want to first thank all of you for engaging and participating.  We have approximately 8,000 readers in addition to those connected to our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Through our international update, we … Read More