Empire Scholarship Holds a Key to the 2019 General Conference

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Bud has a good article but it is laced with unintended irony. Only the 1st century Jews and Christians expressed consistent moral opposition to abortion and homosexual behavior, positions that caused the larger and sophisticated pagan culture to laugh them off as clueless, rigid or stupid. And...early Christians also insisted Jesus was the only way to God, as God incarnate, and experienced bodily resurrection, further examples of the exclusionary and intellectually laughable odd religion called Christianity. And...their insistence on care for the poor and opposition to military service also struck others as misplaced or unpatriotic (i.e., on Jesus, not Caesar, is Lord). First we must be willing to let the witness of the first Christians kick us in our shins before we aim kicks at others...whether left or right.

bob 331 days ago


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     Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata preaches on the healing power of love at the April 26 evening service at the 2012 General Conference."To be God’s people is to be reminded that God is the Creator of each of us. We are all part of the human family. And in our human relationships we come face-to-face with a wide and wonderfully diverse family of individuals each unique but each beloved by God. Although we do not always agree, I believe it is important for us to know that we hold more in common with one another than any differences that keep us from caring for one another."

– Bishop Bob Hoshibata, God’s People Journeying Together, Desert Southwest Annual Conference website.

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