Last Thursday (May 24, 2018), a diverse collection of older clergy (they refer to themselves as elders, but that’s a bit confusing because it’s often a technical term meaning different things in different churches) put out a declaration at a public worship service and the website reclaimingjesus.org. I recognize that said declaration is not perfect and that it represents only one perspective on our current situation. Nonetheless, it contains many things that I think need to be said. I don’t want to stray into partisan politics and I fear that sharing this link will be seen as doing just that, but I feel that my position as a preacher compels me to offer this as a much-needed affirmation of some core gospel teachings.
Here’s the link: http://www.reclaimingjesus.org/
If you prefer to read things when they are printed out there is a link to the declaration in PDF format at the bottom of the page.
What do you think? Feel free to let me know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org.