Christian community, Church Identity, Church Unity, Cross- cultural relationships, discipleship

Who is my neighbor?

The early Church shared all things in common; but, the Church in North America remains stingy and divided, only willing to see our differences (Acts 2.44).  One community: in Christ.  One confession: “One Lord, one faith, one baptism” (Ephesians 4.5).  Still, the divisions seem to intensify as the Bible is politicized and the people we… Continue reading Who is my neighbor?

Christian community, Church Identity, Church Unity, Cross- cultural relationships, Diversity, Race

Segregated Sundays: Questioning Community

"Community life is martyrdom by fire: it means the daily sacrifice of all of our strength and all our rights, all the claims we commonly make on life and assume to be justified.  In the symbol of fire, the individual logs burn away so that, united, its glowing flames send out warmth and light and… Continue reading Segregated Sundays: Questioning Community

Christian community, Church Identity, Church Unity, Cross- cultural relationships

The Jesus Community

"All who believed were together and had all things in common..." |Acts 2.44, NRSV These past few weeks, I, along with my Young Adult Sunday School class, have been in conversation about what Christian community looks like-- not in appearance but application.  We don't just want to talk about it; we want to experience it. … Continue reading The Jesus Community