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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

John VanDerWalker

John VanDerWalker II serves as a Mission Research, Assessment and Support Specialist with the Western USA Mission Field of the Community of Christ.

John VanDerWalker

John VanDerWalker II serves as a Mission Research, Assessment and Support Specialist with the Western USA Mission Field of the Community of Christ.

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"Every denomination that is struggling with the issues of GLBTQ equality must not shout at each other through the organs of the media...Thoughtful and...

How we should respond to GLBTQ controversies within the church

This past spring, the Christian denomination that I belong to approved to offer marriage to same gender couples in states where legal and to offer covenant blessing in states where illegal.

Delbert Belton’s death was a tragedy because he was our neighbor, not because he was a vet

As citizens of the greater Spokane/Coeur d’Alene community we have been visited with senseless violence once again. Delbert “Shorty” Belton of Spokane was beaten to death Wednesday night, Aug. 21,  in the parking lot of the Eagles Lodge as he waited for a friend. Two teenage boys have been arrested and could be charged with is death.

Faith representations in my office

My office is in my home and has tons of theology books on the shelves as well as books for exegetical work. On the walls are various things that represent faith, a communion plate gifted to me by a congregation in a previous assignment.

I am not a gun nut

I am not a gun nut, I am an outdoorsman. I am a Democrat, I am a Christian, I am a believer in the rule of law and I cherish life, not only mine but of all. And I am disgusted.

The goofy stuff separates us

I have to admit, for most Christians some of the things that my church adheres to and has held tightly to in the past are a little goofy.

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