Exploring the possibility of real unity under one roof despite differences of opinion We Cannot Separate It’s sometimes really tricky handling people of different persuasions in the Body of Christ. In fact, some are so weird and wacky that I am inclined to want to dismiss them altogether. Creating separation seems the easiest and safest… Continue reading Loving the Wacky, Not Their Wackiness – Welcoming Differences, Avoiding Division – Part 6
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Exploring the possibility of real unity under one roof despite differences of opinion Is it really such a problem that we are so divided over differences of opinion? Well, yes and no! Let me explain. When a group shows a lack of consideration or any hint of inflexibility to the… Continue reading Dividing over Issues – Welcoming Differences, Avoiding Division – part 5
Exploring the possibility of real unity under one roof despite differences of opinion There are all kinds of opinions on a wide range of important issues in the Body of Christ. To name just a few, consider matters like women in ministry, children ministry, our response to homosexuals, the gifts of the Spirit, and styles… Continue reading Issues and Opinions: Welcoming Differences, Avoiding Division – Part 2
Exploring the possibility of real unity under one roof despite differences of opinion Imagine if this was posted in a local newspaper: I’m a Christian in a new Exploring city and I’m hoping to find healthy fellowship with other brothers and sisters. I would love to be with a group of people who share God’s love… Continue reading Prologue: God’s Home: Welcoming Differences, Avoiding Division – Part 1
With my teenage son being somewhat pleased with President Obama’s reelection as President, I wanted to remind him that Mr. Obama also has flaws. I thought to point out how the President had flagrantly misquoted scripture. It was something that had really irked me when once when listening to him. I went to Google to… Continue reading Do you Love President Obama?
I have a dream Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King's speech, let me share my dream. I have a dream that one day we will again gather as the ecclesia, regardless of our differences, united by God’s love as expressly seen in Jesus, and letting nothing get in the way of that. Until then, the… Continue reading What divides the body of Christ – Part 4
Silence of the Lambs Churches and denominations have created an impasse for true unity, by holding on to different beliefs and practices that members are expected to adhere to. Any discussions outside the boundaries that are allowed in churches are generally muted by the immediate leaders who are often in no position to effect any… Continue reading What divides the body of Christ – Part 3
No Reason to Ever Separate We are all a part of Jesus and the ecclesia and that is our reason for gathering. We have made the idea of dividing around doctrine the norm of Christianity when it shouldn’t even be in our thoughts. If Jesus hangs out with you, then who am I not to… Continue reading What divides the Body of Christ – Part 2