Defined by the sacraments of communion and baptism in order to be a community of peace, the church’s true mission isn’t to make the world a better place, but to be the better place God has already made in the world, writes the Rev. Taylor Mertins.
No person, no church, is immune from the temptations of sin. … David’s episode with Bathsheba reminds us of what happens when we grow so confident that we believe nothing should be beyond our possession, writes the Rev. Taylor Mertins.
American Christians are unable or unwilling to grasp the idea that even their own nation will be judged by God for how well it takes care of the most vulnerable people, writes the Rev. Taylor Mertins.