Our denomination’s biennial General Assembly is happening July 20-24 in Des Moines. On Sunday morning, July 21, the Rev. Dr. Don Gillett II will be a special pulpit guest in our morning worship. Dr. Gillett is both the senior pastor at… More
GA-1539 CHARLESTON AND BEYOND: TERROR, INTIMIDATION AND THE BURNING OF BLACK CHURCHES and GA-1518 BLACK LIVES MATTER: A MOVEMENT FOR ALL I speak to these two Sense-of-the-Assembly Resolutions together because they are similar in content, not because they are unworthy… More
In 1968, a seismic shift happened within the Christian Church tradition. I am a young, newcomer to the Stone-Campbell Movement, and I only know the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Restructure through the reading of history. As I understand it, the Restructure… More
GA-1521 ON GUN VIOLENCE In all respects, I reject the notion that it’s too political for the church to weigh in on social issues. Faced with the glaring injustice of the Temple economy, Jesus tore the place up. At every… More
GA-1523 BECOMING A PEOPLE OF WELCOME AND SUPPORT TO PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND/OR MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS I stood, as did most of the General Assembly voting delegates. In a touching personal testimony from the floor of debate came an… More
GA-1540 Support for the Agreement with Iran to Halt Nuclear Weapons Development First, let me acknowledge my full awareness: I am wading into treacherous waters. Yet I believe our General Assembly Resolution process requires delegates to jump in with courage… More
The General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 2015, Columbus, Ohio is now behind us. It is time for individual congregations of our treasured tradition to live out the theme and biblical directive: Let us soar!!