Lessons From Katrina

Ellen Blue argues that Hurricane Katrina gave the church an opportunity to remake itself after the devastating storm ravaged the Gulf Coast. While recovery is still ongoing in the Gulf, Blue notes that new multiracial ministries have been birthed in the aftermath

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Teer Hardy
Catechism

Catechism is a word used in churches annually with little thought to the meaning or practice. What does catechism really mean and in understanding the word can we do it better?

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Teer Hardy
Unity in Obedience

What I do matters because you depend on me. What you do matters because a community of disciples is impossible without you. They way we speak of one another matters because when we speak poorly of other disciples we are showing to the world how we fail each other. We are then telling the world that our differences are bigger than the One who created and the One who was present at creation.

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The Telenovela of

Stanley Hauerwas suggests that three-part confrontation of sin that Jesus outlined was not merely a recommendation. Hauerwas said Jesus’ style of confronting sin is, “an indication of the kind of community that Jesus has called into existence.” Because we love God, and we love one another, and it is God’s love that binds us together, we must “refuse to risk the loss” of one person to sin. This is why Jesus tells us that our “Father in heaven” rejoices when one of the lost sheep returns.

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