306RE: [findingfaith] What are the essentials?
- Jun 1, 2003Chris opined:
I don't think we can get away from essentials anymore than a wheel can
get away from a center. Maybe the dilemma is how we define essentials
rather than whether we have them or not. Or for a church to say we have
no essentials? Is that an essential? Maybe like a wheel, it would be
better for churches to speak about the center and those things that
encircle it recognizing diversity here among churches but all or most for
example have beliefs and practices that center around worship, teaching,
communion, etc. Just like there is unity and plurality in the Trinity,
maybe stressing both unity and plurality among churches would be healthy
and stressing one against the other would be unhealthy?
I like it!
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