Michael Kinnamon used the words of Peter Ainslie in addressing the Council of Christian Unity and the Disciples of Christ Historical Society at the 2009 General Assembly. Kinnamon fears we are in grave danger of losing our identity as Disciples. According to Disciples News Service, he called on Disciples to do the following:
1. Model our beliefs in our life, especially our justice and anti-racism beliefs
2. Welcome all brothers and sisters, including the gay and lesbian community
3. Teach our beliefs to future generations
4. Support and lift up our identity
For more on Kinnamon's speech, click here and click here.