One of my favorite slogans adopted by Disciples of Christ is this: In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Charity* * Charity is sometimes replaced with the word Love: In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things love. This saying dates back to at least the 1600s in Germany among Lutheran and Reformed Christians. Leaders of the Stone-Campbell Movement used this as a slogan in the mid-1800s to describe their convictions, and it has since become a mark of identity for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Of course even......
Journey back with me to a story I shared on Pentecost Sunday a year ago about the oneness and unity we celebrate as a diverse community created and brought together by God through the workings of Spirit. The Parable of the Ehad The Ehad were a small group of travelers known across the land of Aretz for their oneness. They were small, colorless creatures that looked much like a bubble. They had few other features on their bodies and really little need for much else because of their sameness. That is, they......
Today is election day for all of us in the US. And I am hesitant to write this because the election brings about intense feelings for so many folks. And yet I am compelled to acknowledge this day in the life of our community…and remind us that despite the votes we cast today, we are first and foremost followers of Jesus Christ, who is neither Republican nor Democrat because such divisions are human creations, not God creations. Today, change will come in some way, shape or form. And, as I said on......