UCCD’s “Go To Book”

By | April 4, 2014

After the morning service at Christ Church Jebel Ali I wandered next door to the book store in the lower level of UCCD.  I was hoping to purchase a copy of John Frame’s Systematic Theology.  The book was not in stock.  (Not to worry, I just got the Kindle edition.)

You will notice that two of Mahaney’s books are still on prominent display.  John Folmar, senior pastor of UCCD, told me he considered “The Cross Centered Life” one of their “go to books” for new Christians.  Indeed.  Why not feed the newbies material by a confessed blackmailer and a man who, as senior pastor, covered up criminal sexual abuse of children in his church?  You may as well expose new Christians to the hypocrisy of the church immediately.  By chance is the Bible one of the other “go to books?”

“I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign Lord. I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.” Ezekiel 34:15-16

Cross Centered Life at UCCD

Humility at UCCD

Listen to Janet Mefferd and Boz Tchividjian discuss the C.J. Mahaney scandal:

“The legal mandate to report abuse—whether it is on behalf of children, the elderly, the disabled, or those abused by authority/power—is our call as believers to protect the vulnerable. It is allowing the authorities to investigate and do their job. It is complying with the laws of the land, and it is walking along-side those who have been impacted with a sage affection. There is so much more to be said about ministering well to those who have been victimized, but it is essential that we understand that mandated reporting is pastoral care and wisdom.” 

“Pastoral Wisdom and the Mandate to Report Abuse” by Julie Lowe

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