Homogenous Churches: What are YOU Going to Do About It?

It’s Black History Month, which has provided ample supplies of racially-reflective materials on blogs and social media. Everything’s out there, like this piece about African-American Millennials wondering about whether we should keep Black History Month alive. But what I’ve enjoyed reading more are the articles bemoaning the homogenous nature of the North American Church. It’s […]

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Belhar Part III: Is Reformed Theology Bad News for the Poor?

“Belhar’s relevance is not confined to Southern Africa. It addresses three key issues of concern to all churches: unity of the church and unity among all people, reconciliation within church and society, and God’s justice.” ~ From The Belhar Confession’s Prologue Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be talking about The Belhar Confession. ************************************************************* I spend a […]

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Celebrating Advent Like a Calvinist.

I’m a pastor in Texas. That fact brings with it many strange norms that my pastor friends north of the Mason-Dixon line (and even some of those in the South/West) really have no appreciation for. Some of those norms are narcissism-related, some of those are weather-related and some of them are theology-related. Part of the […]

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