Sunday, August 12, 2007

It’s Sunday morning and the faithful have gathered. A group of people here at Hometown Friends Church have been trying to discern how worship can best happen on Sunday morning. As different worship styles are mentioned and our diversity is recognized, I once again recall an address given by Milo Ross at a church retreat more than 30 years ago. It was at a time when church growth experts were preying on our partiality toward people who are like us. Homogeneous units were the way to grow a church. But Milo pointed out that the Bible calls for something much more exciting, and more demanding. Christ is the great uniter who brings together the genders, races, socio-economic status, and ages into one church. Milo made the point that the church is the one place in our society where these barriers can and must be broken down. May it be so.


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