World Council of Churches
The Dutch ecumenist believed the church can—and must—challenge hateful ideologies.
My ecclesiastical criminality has been going on for 45 years. It all started at a Trappist abbey in Virginia.
The controversy over Rodney Kennedy’s decision to baptize a baby has been fascinating. The prominent American Baptist pastor told RNS that he is “no longer interested whether confession of faith comes before or after baptism,” given the larger issues facing the church. Many other Baptists, especially Southern Baptists, very much disagree. “The Christian community needs to have a conversation about baptism,” said Kennedy. We’ve had one, actually.
Many cities contain an almost fully representative presence of world Christianity. These are new laboratories for global Christian unity.