As the summer nears it’s sad ending, the BLOGFORCE turns to more serious matters. There’s a lot of talk of restructuring and revisioning in the church. Conversations are happening in many places at many levels. But why should the church survive? Any thought of “re” anything supposes something good that must be preserved. What is that?
Today we begin a three-part BLOGFORCE challenge about the church. This week, the challenge is, “What is the reason for the church’s existence?” Who are we and what do we do? Just to make this focussed, we are talking about the “small c” catholic church here. The next question will be about Anglicanism, and the third about the Episcopal Church. This week, we are asking about the worldwide church in all it’s diversity, faithfulness, and sometime failure.
The Rev. David Simmons, ObJN
Acts8 BLOGFORCE Wing Commander
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