Racism denies the image of God in humankind. It seeks to destroy God’s likeness in every person, both in those who invite and ignore racism, and in those who are the recipients of it, repudiating what God created and the way God created it.
Theology matters; pastors and chaplains with robust appreciation for theology are well-positioned to engage.
“The thwarting of strategy is an invitation for God to do a deeper work of character.”
“It wasn’t until I came to the U.S. as an immigrant that I was given this label or identity of being a Hispanic.”
Many families enjoy re-telling the events that happened around the time that someone was born – the mad dash to the hospital, nervous pacing…
Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to South Korea and visit some of largest churches in the world: Kwanglim Methodist Church with 85,000…
We are not at the mercy of terrorists. They are at our mercy as we live in flesh and blood and bone the loving mercy of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel-God-With-Us, who was and is and is to come. As the orange-suited martyrs cried to Jesus on their sandy beach deathbeds, evil crumpled. They have no power over Jesus Christ, they have no power over the world to come, they have no power over your soul.
Our concept of peace is basically the absence of trouble, whereas Shalom means everything which contributes to the wellness of people’s lives.
Please enjoy this seasonal reflection that is part of our “Advent Classic” series, drawing on the riches of Christmas past that stay stowed away…
We serve because God calls us through his Word to participate in his mission of reaching out and loving people from every nation and culture.