If the church of Jesus Christ is to be relevant in our mission, if we are to be agents of God’s reconciling love, we’ve got to take a hard look in the mirror. And in God’s grace to muster the courage to say we were wrong.
2018 was a year of reckoning for the Southern Baptist Convention as #MeToo scandals swept into the highest level of denominational leadership and for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship a test of unity for churches that disagree about what the Bible teaches about homosexuality.
A chorus of voices these days advise Americans against making New Year’s resolutions. But some ministers advise that new goals, especially spiritual ones, be undertaken at a calm, steady pace and in the context of faith.