Thursday, April 18, 2013

Community

"Community" is a big word in church circles right now, and for good reason. Of course, whenever a word becomes a big word, there is a powerful tendency for it to carry small meaning. Professor Kevin Bauder has been writing a bit about building community, and I would encourage you to read about it here.

He writes,

In order for a church to function as a community, its members must develop relationships that touch all of life. The development of these relationships requires Christians to share interests outside of the purely devotional and ecclesiastical. The question arises, however: will not the sharing of secular interests result in secularized Christians who have less interest in spiritual things? Specifically, do not secular interests constitute a distraction from God’s work?

Read the whole thing.

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