The Resonant: Living under Two Governments

I've made a big deal about the fact that all creation is composed of two kingdoms - the right-hand spiritual kingdom of God, and the left-hand kingdom of God's authority as expressed in society's civil government.  I found a good article on the topic entitled "Living under Two Governments" written by Pastor Michael Schutz over... Continue Reading →

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CEF/DIL: Reviewing the District’s Letter with a Critical Eye / Part 3: Conclusion

This article is reviewing a letter by District President Schaeffer to the members of the ABC District. Part 1 covered the introduction and the three major points of the letter, Part 2 covered the closing part of the letter, and this article will have some closing thoughts. Another small fact this letter leaves out is that the District President and... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Day: Aug 28, 2018

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and... Continue Reading →

O God, When Trust is Shattered

A hymn written for abuse survivors as posted to https://sojo.net/articles/o-god-when-trust-shattered. Posted in its entirety here. By Carolyn Winfrey Gillette 8-23-2018 Author's Note: This new hymn is in response to the latest news of abuse by clergy; it was written with input from survivors and counselors. The hymn also references Pope Francis’ Aug. 20 letter, using in particular: “If one member... Continue Reading →

A Lesson in Churchly Leadership

A major role organizational leaders play is to set the standard example of behavior. Whether it is congratulating someone on an accomplishment, announcing routine business, taking a hard issue head-on, avoiding dealing with the elephant in the room, what leadership models publicly tells to the rest of the organization what they really value and believe.... Continue Reading →

LCC: Church Worker Misconduct Policy

In a previous article I wrote about ABC District’s 2014 abuse policy. The article was a contrast between ABC District’s stated policy and their actions as revealed by the CCAA process which shows that the CEF / DIL administration decided to get into the high-risk, high-stakes real estate property development. As it turns out, back... Continue Reading →

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