Forgiveness is a difficult thing. It’s difficult because we want to make it about the person we’re forgiving, but it’s really about who we are and who we serve.
I’ve had several personal encounters with “Trump Conservatives” in the past several weeks which have left me disturbed.
The Sunday nearest Independence Day has, on occasion, provoked a question from some folks in my congregation, “Why didn’t we sing any patriotic songs this morning?” My answer is always the same.
It’s amazing the types of things you can learn from a church name.
We sometimes allow ourselves to hold on to the false notion that the “early church” was pristine and that all its theology was settled. The impulse this false notion leads to, especially among low-church folks like us Baptists, is that if we could only get back to the early church all of our problems would go away. But it’s a lie.
I got to teach a continuing education tract at the ABCUSA Biennial. I have a few reflections on the experience.