Jesus' church growth plan is refreshingly simple: "Go and make disciples." Instead, our model is often "wait and welcome converts."
Season after Pentecost | Trinity Sunday (Year A)
The shooting that rocked California last week raised questions about treating the mentally ill and why there are so many semi-automatic weapons on our streets. But what caught the nation's eye this time around was that the shooter made clear his motives: Twenty-two-year-old Elliot Rodger hated women. He wrote a manifesto announcing his intention to reap vengeance on women for denying him the sexual attention he believed was his entitlement.
In many of our traditions we observe the 40 days of Lent. But we don't seem to be very good at observing the 50 days of the Easter season. Yes, we pull out all the stops in worship on Easter Sunday, but then we seem to immediately go back to business as usual.
If God is both the author and lover of creation, why would God develop complex beings through a process that necessitates species extinction?