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Written July 01st, 2007 with No Comments »

Today marked the start of a 10 week “Ten Tough Questions” Sunday series at Manor Brethren in Christ Church. Manor BIC is our home church. It is also the commissioning and sponsoring congregation for Inner Metro Green. So, when I was asked if I would preach one of the Sundays in this incredible series, I […]

Written June 28th, 2007 with 3 Comments »

I am absolutely ecstatic about the now official partnership between an incredibly cool Lancaster City based artist collective aka The Infantree and our Anabaptist, Emerging, Missional, Multiethnic and Multicultural burgeoning church plant of dedicated followers of Jesus’ simple way collectively tagged Inner Metro Green. No, we don’t like labels; adjectives are cool, though. Seriously, I […]

Written May 25th, 2007 with 3 Comments »

I’m fascinated and thrilled by John Howard Yoder’s position re: the relationship between Christian discipleship and the state as articulated in Discipleship as Political Responsibility. Discipleship is, of course, a major conviction - if not [T]he distinguishing characteristic - of the Anabaptist expression of faith.
Christianity (and Anabaptism) is an invitation to authentic personal liberation and […]

Written May 09th, 2007 with 4 Comments »

It’s official! I’m planting a church in Lancaster City in partnership with the Brethren in Christ. The church is called “Inner Metro Green.” Yes, it is a church built upon the idea/symbolism of color (Green). Yes, it is an emerging, missional, post-Christendom effort (as any good Anabaptist effort should be!). Yes, we will be seriously […]

Written April 17th, 2007 with 2 Comments »

I have been blessed with outstanding denominational leaders, elders and pastors in the Brethren in Christ Church. Together we will be planting an emerging-missional church in Lancaster City aka Inner Metro Green. Yes, we are an emerging church; we are missional minded too. You can find us enjoying life, culture, coffee, church and God in […]

Written April 13th, 2007 with No Comments »

I am very much aware of the unfamiliarity most of my readers claim as regards my denomination: The Brethren in Christ Church. So, I thought a quick overview here and there would be beneficial. The following is the first in what will be a continuing series of informative posts re: the B.I.C.
The people of the […]

Written April 07th, 2007 with 2 Comments »

I stumbled - literally - upon an article by Luke Keefer, Professor of Church History and Theology at Ashland Theological Seminary. Luke Keefer is also an incredible Brethren in Christ pastor, missionary, and scholar. I met Luke Keefer back in 1996 and 1997, I believe. The first meeting took place at Ashland theological Seminary, during […]

Written April 02nd, 2007 with No Comments »

Ministerial Ethics class requirements include the perusal of my denomination’s Code of Ethics. The Manual of Doctrine and Government of the Brethren in Christ Church is really solid theological reading. I especially appreciate Section IV (Jesus Christ and Salvation).
The following excerpt summarizes my personal theology re: Christ perfectly (Trinity! Christus Victor! Worship & Obedience!):
Section IV: […]

Written March 15th, 2007 with No Comments »

Brethren in Christ ministry staff and their spouses are invited to Pittsburgh, Pa., for the Ministry Enrichment Retreat. When: July 9-12, 2007. This year’s theme: “Fresh ministry for a changing church … The conference will explore effective ways to translate the timeless truths of Christianity into the language and culture of our day - making […]

Written January 17th, 2007 with No Comments »

I attended an ‘Excellence in Ministry’ mashup yesterday (technically, a mashup is a website or application that combines content from more than one source into an integrated experience, but the idea does translate well to specific human gatherings wherein content from more than one source is discussed and integrated). The professional gathering was produced and […]