Martin Luther King Jr., Day: A good day to think about patriotism

Martin Luther King Jr., Day: A good day to think about patriotism

Patriotism, as exemplified by Dr. King, thinks evaluatively about one’s country in light of its best values, including the attempt to correct it when it’s in error and fix it when it is broken. Yet especially on our national patriotic holidays, too often our churches promote nationalism—the uncritical support of one’s nation regardless of its moral, truthful or political bearing.

MLK and the missional church

MLK and the missional church

We can talk all we want to about saving souls from hell and preaching the pure and simple gospel, but unless we preach the social gospel our evangelistic gospel will be meaningless.

Love in action

Love in action

Ultimately, a congregation cannot express God’s love without being involved and present. The very act of love compels us to connect with people and walk the journey together.

What would Martin do?

What would Martin do?

Amid a government shutdown, battles over border wall funding, political polarization, continuing involvement in armed conflicts, and posturing by elected officials, I have found myself posing a provocative question: “What would Martin do?”

A shepherd’s story

A shepherd’s story

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash A shepherd’s story Kathleen Deyer Bolduc December 24, 2018 And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord...
Why your Advent nativity might be wrong

Why your Advent nativity might be wrong

If you have been to church at some point in your life during Advent or Christmas, you’ve most likely seen an adorable Christmas play or pageant. The problem is, when you read the Gospel of Luke or Matthew, there’s no innkeeper or an inn. Such things are a Christmas myth.