Playground behavior

If you think churches are divided today, reread Ephesians 2:11–22. That, said the Rev. Samuel Son during the Synod of Lakes and Prairies’ Synod School worship, is the place Paul reminded believers they once reverted to childish name-calling: “The Uncircumcision” and “The Circumcision.”

Speaking the truth in love

One good way to live out its embodiment is for the church to speak the truth in love.

Inclusivity is a gospel issue

The very public way the apostle Peter is called out by Paul in Paul’s letter to the Galatians offers modern-day readers a model for confronting racism for the sake of the gospel.