On Sunday we are looking at another value we have here at church. We are looking at how we hold to unity in diversity. And at first glance that statement looks well…innocuous. Like who cares?
But I would say this: that value is one of the most counter-cultural values today.
That value is one of the most needed values today.
That value is one that is most missing in our current Evangelical Christian sub-culture. We are quick to divide. Quick to call out people. We are quick to call our “heresy”
But in the process we have made an idol out of our own theological perfection. In doing this we have not only moved into dangerous territory, but unbiblical territory. And yes, I see the irony of saying “heresy hunters” are heretical…but my point is actually larger than calling out “heresy hunters”.
My point is that in Evangelical and Western Christianity we have forgotten how to hold onto unity in the midst of difference. We haven’t practiced well what the Bible calls us to be: one in love.
So on Sunday we are going to unpack this value, and most importantly, unpack how to practice it.
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It’s true I really yearn for the days that all the communions can find peace together and be as close as the apostles where knowing the message is about love, and repentance – wanting to be a part of love and it’s selfless giving in all ways.
I too really long for that – when even across different lines and tensions we can appreciate one another in love. Its one of the reason I love this church here 🙂 but I’d love to see even more in the wider church