Month: December 2013

Being inclusive is not easy

In our passport countries our churches have a particular way of interpreting Scripture, a certain style of worship, and a particular organizational model. The characteristics that make our church or our denomination distinct are important to us. One of the outcomes of this distinctiveness is that we are given the luxury to be, at least…

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The Christmas Story and the Harshness of Our World

The Christmas season provides us with the opportunity to step back from the harshness of our world and put things in perspective. Hearing about the suffering that Nelson Mandela went through as he opposed the system of apartheid and the tragic murder of Ronnie Smith in Benghazi, Libya last week starkly remind us about the…

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