Life together is not essential because it’s easy; it’s essential because it’s demanding. When people love each other, and are committed to a relationship together, there will be all kinds of reasons which require the fruit of the Holy Spirit’s presence. Patience, kindness, gentleness, self-control, perseverance – these are the kinds of things learned in community.
Dr. Neil Brown, 36, is a chiropractor who believes that “without vision, people perish.” I interviewed Dr. Neil Brown to learn about how he integrates his Christian faith with chiropractic care.
As Reformed Christians in Canada make ministry plans for 2020 and beyond, we can learn much from a Reformed denomination founded in 1925, namely the United Church of Canada. More specifically, we can learn from Phyllis D. Airhart’s book, A Church with the Soul of a Nation: Making and Remaking the United Church of Canada.
Regardless of how it happens, relationship-building needs to lead to friendship. In his book The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis wrote, “To the ancients, friendship seemed the happiest and most fully human of all loves; the crown of life and the school of virtue. The modern world, in comparison, ignores it.”Login to View
Throughout the past two thousand years or so, Christians have gathered in a remarkably vast array of buildings, and always for the same purpose – to experience fellowship with God and each other. From humble beginnings in home churches to the great cathedrals of Europe and even to less ornate contemporary buildings, Christian churches have sought to convey a message about the experience within.Login to View