“We need community to continue and grow justice work,” says Hogeterp. “The work of justice is enhanced when we connect with people of faith, lean into worship and grow spiritual discipline.”
We commit incriminating acts (dental floss comes to mind), often without even realizing we’re doing so.
“If you are a member of the LGBT community, don’t give up,” she says. “You can find a way to return [to church].”
If delving through reports isn’t on your wish list, I suggest a chat with your pastor. (After all, you’re paying for his or her salary to do some of the tough slogging!) Ask if your church can participate in a Blanket Exercise (kairosblanketexercise.org) or set up an adult education group
Since the beginning of the Tim Bosma trial in Hamilton this month, over 350,000 people have visited the Christian Courier website and social media to read an article about his faith and his friends within the Christian Reformed community.
When I was growing up in the 1970s, nobody asked me to babysit.
But, really, which angry kid deserves a grand solo exhibit in Toronto, at one of the top venues in North America? I asked myself.
I decided to skip the exhibit.
Shame on me.