Tag: unity

Finding One’s Place in Christ’s Universal Church

“And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” —Matthew 16:18  Many Christians have had to transition to a new church. Such a change can be fraught with emotion, uncertainty, and difficulty. I know. I’ve recently made such a change. Is there a…

Spheres of Awareness: 4 Unique Ways Humans Perceive Reality

An implication of being made in God’s image is that human beings have a unique awareness of reality. That reality is wide and deep and extends to four basic philosophical spheres or dimensions of life. The awareness of and interaction with these spheres illustrates humankind’s uniqueness and makes the discovery of four critical truths possible. Sphere 1: The Intellectual Human…

Examining Christian Disunity: Unifying Essentials, Part 1 (of 5)

I once heard a skeptic ask: Why should I seriously consider Christian truth-claims when Christendom is so deeply divided? There is some painful truth in this question. Christian disunity does, at times, hurt the church’s witness to a nonbelieving world (John 13:34–35). For the next several weeks I will offer five points in response to this important challenge. Here I’ll…