We are re-publishing a letter our Bishop sent out to the Indiana Conference on Saturday calling for us to live out Christ's love together.
Brother and Sisters,
I come to you this evening with a message that I did not intend to send today. In fact, I began this day with another topic on my heart and mind, however as I listened, watched, and learned more about the recent news in Charlottesville, Va., the Holy Spirit changed the words of my brain to expose what weighs heavily on my heart and the hearts of many across our country tonight.
Initially, I hoped to address the wide variety of preaching styles that I was fortunate enough to hear throughout my travels across the state throughout the past year; each richly unique in their ways of delivering God’s word to all of God’s people in our churches and our communities.
God’s call and claim on our life is real and, most importantly, it cannot be ignored, as we would be running from what we are truly created to be.
For those of us called to live the Gospel message, in a time such a this, we must remember that the world needs the Church and we need the world, for neither can survive without the other.