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All One Body responds to Interim Sexuality Report The strength of the affirming camp is their obvious expression of compassion for same sex attracted individuals. It matches the weakness of the traditionalist camp in offering a seemingly simple and obvious, apparently workable solution to the dilemma. Just … Continue reading

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Confessional Conversation Again

If you recall in 2016 (and the years before) I made a case that the CRC needs to have a far deeper conversation BEFORE we talk about WICO, SSM, IVF, Cohabitation, legalized pot, prostitution, pornography, polyamory, power, senior-non-church-weddings, marriage, confessionalism … Continue reading

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Threaded CRCSynod 2018 Tweet on the Power Meme

#crcsynod Overture. 12-14 and 18 conversations are fraught with ironies implicit in the power meme. The power meme says "powerful people use power to deny others their rights and desires". This is used to explain the miseries of history's losers … Continue reading

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Video Conversations on CRC Synod2018 Overtures

Overture 12 Overture 14 Overture 18

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Should the CRCNA stop political lobbying?

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Comment on CRC Budget and Priorities

The site is having difficulties accepting the link. Leadership and setting priorities are nearly the same thing. Lean years force organizations to ask hard question about what exactly is their mission. The denomination began as a small administrative service that … Continue reading

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How the “Christians United” Statement by post-evangelicals furthers the Confessional Conversation we need to have

Last month the Nashville statement was released causing a flurry of mostly the same conversation about the church and LGBTQ issues. A few statements arose from it but probably the most important one that I’ve seen so far is the … Continue reading

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I’d love to see complementarian CRC churches figure out the challenge of authority in women’s ministry in and beyond our walls

Necessity is the Mother of Invention I teach in a little classical program called “Sierra Leadership Network” which usually attracts gifted and interested individuals who either aren’t quite ready for formal ministry training through a seminary or for one reason … Continue reading

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CRC write-up on Inspire2017

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“Why couldn’t you just have a nice breakfast chat about LGBTQ at Inspire2017?”

I got this question in response to my last blog post on Inspire2017. It is an excellent question. The answer reveals many of the layers which are in fact shaping the experience and practices we are having as a community. … Continue reading

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