I find statements of faith funny things. We are quite happy to argue and reject people based on their statements, while in Australia, for example, we own and sleep at night on land taken from Aboriginals without compensation, and we have no trouble with that. I think conservatism got a lot of things right with scripture, but not community, and community is the lynchpin. It is what scripture is revealing to us in its story.
Evangelism is a work of social justice.'Loving our neighbour' means seeking to put things right with those around us. Wherever we live in the world, this is our aim, even at cost to ourselves. This is bearing the likeness of the cross, and this is our most plain statement of faith, read on our hearts and lives.
Kent Hodge - CFM Presidnet