A Prayer of Nonviolence and Peace, in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday

This prayer is based on a portion of John Drear’s book, entitled, Put Down Your Sword: Answering the Gospel Call of Creative Nonviolence, (Grand Rapids: William Eerdmans, 2008), pp. 18-19. Lord Jesus the Christ, In light of praise, of your glory, of intercession, set our minds on the… Resurrection–the vindication of nonviolence over violence, especiallyContinue reading “A Prayer of Nonviolence and Peace, in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday”

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) General Assembly reveals larger, post-denominational trends (Part 1)

This past week I spent some time in Charolotte, NC, attending the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly–the annual meeting of a denominational “fellowship” made up of some 1,900 churches.  It is truly a blessing to be amongst fellow brothers and sisters who share a common identity and values, to meet with friends old and new,Continue reading “Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) General Assembly reveals larger, post-denominational trends (Part 1)”