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The Spirit, Justice, and Community
Laying down our lives.
To Know and Be Known
To Know and Be Known
I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.--John 10:14-15
The Shape of the Church to Come, Part IV
This is the fourth and final column in a series on “The Shape of the Church to Come.” When this article appeared, Graham Pulkingham was a contributing editor to Sojourners
The Shape of the Church to Come, Part III
Last month we saw how the New Testament makes family the basis of all relationships in the kingdom of God.
The Shape of the Church to Come, Part II
The second in a series.
The Shape of the Church to Come, Part I
If today's institutional church is to be a viable force in the age to come we must anticipate not minor modifications but radical change, change in existing institutional structures which conditi
Church Future, Future Church
It has been estimated that if things continue in the direction they are now going, by the year 2000 Christians of the Eastern Orthodox churches together with churches in the rest of the Western world will make up only about 40 percent of the world Christian population.
Who Are 'the Rich' and 'the Poor'?
In last month’s column I expressed a conviction that fundamental changes in the attitude of church leaders will be a necessary first step toward restoring to the church its biblical self-image.
I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine.
Restoring Our Biblical Self-Image
After a careful reading of early chapters in the Acts of the Apostles it seems unavoidably evident that the first Christian community, the Jerusalem church, was qualitatively the church in all its fullness.
Replacing Bad Apples with Good?
In recent years a great many Christians, disturbed by the absence of a vital witness to Christ in his churches, have prayed something to the effect, “Lord, revive thy church beginning with me."