Friday, December 22, 2006

“I pray ... that they may all be one.”

A new article of mine, concerning unity, is up at Tyndale's New Living Translation site. I normally don't point them out to you because most of you know that an article mysteriously appears every week or so like magic. If you want to read, you read. And if you don't want to read, you don't. And that's cool.

But I wanted to point out this article that posted Wednesday because it is a big part of who I am, of where my heart lies.

I know, speak, and listen to people with a diversity of beliefs on a fairly regular basis. We, all of us, love Jesus and have orthodox beliefs about Him. But we are different in many other ways. And we are divided. We do not always see eye to eye. Still, we respect and love one another because each of us is in Christ.

It seems to me this being 'in Christ' should have more bearing on our unity than our polity, how we define justification, or whether we recite the filioque.

I know. It's more complex than that. Even so.

Check out the article.

5 comments:

~m2~ said...

your article was excellent. and timely. and excellent.

(i am not quite so articulate first thing in the a.m., but i mean well :)

alison said...

Great piece, Scott. I am glad you link as I forget you are over there.

Thanks for the reminder.

Dan said...

Yes, great article. I forget as well that you're over there, so you need to post from time to time with a link like this.

Marti said...

Stopping by everyone on my blogroll.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a glorious New Year!

truevyne said...

Scott,
Thank you for writing this article. Part of my calling is to be a bridge between denominations and sometimes it's amazingly saddening. However, I came away from your article hopeful.