Part of a Family

One of the more challenging tasks parents have in raising their children is in helping them to understand the proper relationship between the individual and community. This undertaking is complicated by the facts that our culture places an extremely high value on individualism and that children are naturally self-centered. Any parent or teacher can tell you ofContinue reading “Part of a Family”

Community and Communion

What happened in Eden did more than alienate us from God—we became estranged from each other! Redemption then is not only about us coming to God, it is about us coming to one other. The church as the body of Christ is the community of the reconciled, composed of people who belong to the LordContinue reading “Community and Communion”

Rooting ourselves in community

It’s no secret to anyone who spends any time in 1 Corinthians that the disciples were suffering serious problems due to their divisiveness. Paul points to this out at the start and returns to it frequently throughout the letter. It is one of the major themes in 1 Corinthians. I suppose there They were severalContinue reading “Rooting ourselves in community”