Today, at Church — perhaps, as a result of my asking them to, at the very least to include the information about the Speak-Out-Sunday in the bulletin or News for Pews last week… at my home Church (Hope Presbyterian), they posted the following in the News for Pews (see photo attached) which states:
As we mature in love and faithfulness in our life with Christ,we live in freedom and good cheer, bearing witnesson good days and evil days, confident that our new lifein Christ is pleasing to God and helpful to others.The new life finds its direction in the life of Jesus,His deeds and words, His struggles against temptation,His compassion, His anger, and His willingnessto suffer death.The members of the church are emissaries of peace.We seek the good of all people in cooperation with powersand authorities in politics, culture, and economics. But wehave to fight against pretensions and injustices when thesesame powers endanger human welfare. Our strength is in theconfidence that God’s purpose rather than human schemeswill finally prevail.With an urgency born of this hope,the church applies itself to present tasks and strives for abetter world, looking beyond all partial achievement to thefinal triumph of God.
- Some reflections on the 2012 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (cruciality.wordpress.com)
- Progress, or Promise? (gaudetetheology.wordpress.com)