Al Mulder

About Me: 

Involvements: CRHM Great Lakes Regional Team, Classis Grand Rapids East, Madison Square Church, Congregations Organizing for Racial Reconciliation


Church multiplication, urban ministry, racial reconciliation with justice, things denominational.

  • The NIV translates Paul in 1 Cor 13:12 this way: "For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror..." (i.e., re true knowing, vs 9). I grew up on the old language of "For now we see through a...

  • Denise and others -- what I appreciate about this post is that it helps us to lament our own racialized behavior, rather than the all too simple act of lamenting the sins of others in a very...

  • Co-chairing the congregational meeting: "Did you really say that!?"


  • To all -- a few additional thoughts about the function of Art 17 or something like it. 

    An underlying principle at work is that ordination is granted only in relation to ministry functions...

    posted on: The Article 17 Flag
  • Paul, I appreciate your treating this subject, including the statistics for the past several decades. I also appreciate your graphic writing style. 

    Not knowing what’s coming in your next...

    posted on: The Article 17 Flag