Church finds mission of compassion by remembering Jesus

March 16th, 2012 at 10:19 am

Ken Camp reports in the Baptist Standard on Allen Verhey’s keynote addesses at the annual CLC Christian Life Conference.

“DALLAS—When Christians read and interpret Scripture together, it calls them to remember the story of Jesus, who transforms the church into a community of moral discourse and calls its members to lives characterized by compassion, ethicist Allen Verhey said.

“Verhey, professor of Christian ethics at Duke Divinity School, addressed the relationship between the Bible, community and the moral life in his remarks to the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission conference at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas.

” ‘Without remembering, there is no identity. In amnesia, one loses one’s self. In memory, one finds an identity. And without common remembering, there is no community,’ he said.

For the full story, visit the Baptist Standard site.

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By Ken Camp. Managing Editor
Published: March 12, 2012
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