‘Help us, O God, that we might help each other’
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‘Help us, O God, that we might help each other’

In this time of COVID-19, we pray: When we aren’t sure, God,……..help us be calm;when information comes from all sides,……..correct and not, help us to discern;when fear makes it hard to breathe,and anxiety seems to be the order of the day,……..slow us down, God;help us to reach out with our hearts,……..when we can’t touch with…

Name-calling?
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Name-calling?

I flinch at hearing “evangelical” used as short-hand for theologically sloppy, mega-church oriented worship and wince at hearing “Reformed” used to mean abstract doctrinal complexity. But some of my best friends do one or the other. And all of them now probably feel cross at me. I will admit that there is some truth in the negative associations ascribed to each label, yet bristle at those who focus on the worst features. If we insist on using these labels in the most critical and least charitable forms, surely we will shred ourselves to death.