As a conference, when we focus on our priorities of being formational, missional, and intercultural, we will bear witness to a God who is just, compassionate, and cares for the poor and the vulnerable.
But Thanksgiving is not about me feeling blessed. It is about being thankful to God, in all circumstances.
How interesting to put kindness and courage together! We don’t often pair these words, let alone ponder how they complement each other. Do we have the courage to be kind?
In the story of Elimelech, Naomi, and Ruth, there was redemption through Boaz, whom God used as God’s instrument. The church today is the instrument of God, and the church is all those who participate in it.
Together, we’ll relearn who we are, reclaim our own uniqueness, and reject the tendency of whiteness to define “normal.” And we will meet God there.
I am not talking about making a sign for your desk or wearing the latest T-Shirt to work. Instead, can we find relationships that we have in our church also be those that happen during the week?
“My world is not my church – the center of my world is my community, and the church is part of that community.”
Like many other pastors, much of my mental focus in the last several weeks has centered on what a pastoral, practical, prayerful response to the coronavirus crisis might entail.
Desde la desesperanza y la angustia nace la esperanza y la solidaridad con otras personas.
This pandemic invites people of faith to hold in tension fear and trust, despair and hope, death and life.
I am committed to ongoing accompaniment and advocacy for the Asian American members and communities across our Conference: the peace of our land is dependent on the recognition of God’s imprint on each person.
el andar de estas personas ha continuado y con ella la trama de su vida sigue moviéndose.
In the midst of the constant barrage of news about COVID-19 (coronavirus), I doubt she was aware of how much her words resonated with those of another prophet, thousands of years ago.