Day: October 20, 2012

Adding worship to the Marks of Mission

The five-fold mission statement is regularly used as a starting point for the life and mission of the church. It is good, but inadequate. I ardently advocate that our worship, our liturgy, be central, and be seen to be central, to the church’s mission. Its omission from the five-fold mission statement affects our church life and integrity.

City crime linked to self hatred

A professor of Christian theology at Union Theology Seminary in New York City says urban violence is an effect of self-hatred — something churches should work to help address. Dr. James Cone says having dignity makes all the difference.