20pluscommunitydigestion

There is a great difference in excellency, usefulness, and comfort between people of clear, digested knowledge, and confused, undigested apprehensions. -Richard Baxter

Lacuna, Inc.

Remember Lacuna Inc. in that movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? Lacuna means “gap” or “missing piece,” which explains the name of the industry promising to impose a gap in that part of your memory you’d rather forget. I confess a 24-hour bout with a lacuna of the mind as I explored unity of the Church with you Sunday. We lament the lack of unity among the churches who claim Christ as Lord. But how does our attention to unity in the local church have any impact on the lack thereof in the worldwide Church? I’ve got no good answers for you, save the curt, optimistic idea that unity in the local church can somehow cause “good infection” elsewhere. Do you think unity will or should emerge from the top-down (leadership of various denominations)? Or do you seeing it happen as a “grass roots” effort–congregations, presbyteries, dioces, communions doing the grunt work and beseeching their clergy to make overtures toward other denominations? Share your thoughts. While you’re at it, have a look at an editorial (you may have to give your email address to see the article, but its free) from Tuesday’s Dallas Morning News. It is the lament of an African-American man who’s grown weary with a church’s misplaced priorities. Inasmuch as he addresses African-American churches, his words should give any church pause. Ours included.

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  Anne wrote @

It’s going to have to start with fellowship between churches and partnerships on community projects.–>


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