Tag Archives: Community

A look at Daniel–Where it all started

Last week on The Christian Unity Ministries Facebook page we started looking at some scripture passages in Daniel.  The book of daniel might not be the first place that comes to mind if you are looking to read about community … Continue reading

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The Way Forward: the Power of Vantage Points

The apostles and elders met to consider this question. After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them… The whole assembly became silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul telling about the signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through … Continue reading

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The Way Forward: An Introduction

Then some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, “The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to keep the law of Moses.” The apostles and elders met to consider this question. After much discussion… Acts 15:5-7a … Continue reading

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Why Church Matters to You

“Let him who cannot be alone beware of community. He will only do harm to himself and to the community… Let him who is not in community beware of being alone…If you scorn the fellowship of the brethren, you reject … Continue reading

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Making New Friends…Are We Ready for That?

I remember having lunch with my friend, Ben, who is starting new works in a particularly “unchurched” area of our city.  He is taking a pretty non-traditional approach, at least in terms of denominational church starts.  He is simply making … Continue reading

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Lovers of Souls

A couple of weeks ago I wrote in another post how Mary Earle had inspired me with her book, “The Desert Mothers”, that our spiritual disciplines resemble, in many ways, our physical training disciplines. We are called to show up … Continue reading

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When God’s People Let You Down

“..whenever an attack springs from outside the church, the effects look like this: Christians pray more, give more, serve more, trust God and trust each other more than ever before. In short, we draw together. But when attacks and wounds … Continue reading

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Everybody’s Normal Till You Get to Know Them

 “With all the billions of people in the world, someone should figure out a system where no one is lonely.”   –Elementary School Inventor   Someone did. “That someone is God. That system is called community. I believe that if you … Continue reading

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Our Call to be One

It seems like a paradox that the church, the gathering of God’s people, can be an origin of hurtful relationships. How is it that church buildings are busting at the seams with people who have been hurt by other members … Continue reading

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The Language of Unity

I’m the new kid on the block. I am Episcopalian and we’ve made headlines for the last few years. Unfortunately, it has been much more for our differences than our missions. As my own church, both locally and the wider … Continue reading

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