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Confessional and Confessing

Peter Vander Meulen Belonging to a confessional church that uses written confessions to remember and define itself is a little like belonging to a group that replays, move by move, the epic struggles of championship chess games. The activity is very instructive, even intriguing, but there is nothing really at stake, nothing like the sweat and struggle of the real thing. A confessional church testifies to things it has found, in time and history, to be true as it submitted…