The Word Among Us

October 2017 Issue

Created for Communion

Why should we care about Christian unity?

Created for Communion: Why should we care about Christian unity?

It has been nearly one thousand years since the Eastern and Western Churches divided into Catholic and Orthodox Christianity. It has been five hundred years since Martin Luther’s calls for reform resulted in a division between Catholics and Lutherans. Then in rapid succession came the Anglicans, the Presbyterians, the Baptists, the Moravians, the Methodists, the Pentecostals, and many other Christian groupings.

These divisions have been with us so long that we might be tempted to take them for granted. We might assume that this is the way it has to...

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