One Year Later: Why I still won’t say #AllLivesMatter in my sermons

[NOTE: For a history of the #BlackLivesMatter movement that will give context to this post, please see the first link in the body of the text] August 9, 2015 will mark the one-year memorial of the death of Michael Brown, an 18 year old black teen from Ferguson Missouri. Brown’s death was at the hands […]

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Belhar Part IV: The Political Domain of the Church

“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. ************************************************************* “The Belhar is […]

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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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Belhar Part II: Reflections on Unity

 “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. ____________________________________________________ Unity. The word […]

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Belhar Pt I: Prologue and Article 1

“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. ************************************************ 1992. That is […]

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