Reflection online for Sunday, September 4

Melissa Engle/MCC

Paul Heidebrecht of MCC’s Ottawa Office reflects on this Sunday’s lectionary texts:

This week’s Gospel text has played a significant role in shaping approaches to church discipline in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. Indeed, Matthew 18 is often used as shorthand way to refer to this very issue….What is the relevance of a text on church discipline for public affairs? What might Matthew 18 mean for those outside the church?

Read the entire reflection.

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