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Some time ago I promised to comment upon the texts in the Churches Together in England publication, one light: one world. This link will take you to a free download of the volume. I hope as a Lent discipline to complete the task. There are actually more texts than there are days in Lent, so I will plod on until I complete the task.
Last time I completed three texts and they can be found as follows:
The aim of this series will be to test some of the ideas I have written about in this blog against scripture. This is not an exercise in proof texting but an attempt to dialogue with scripture. These texts have been selected to illustrate what scripture says about unity. My question is whether they are incompatible with an emphasis on diversity and the primary act of conversation. The three initial posts above all observe the oneness of God need not necessarily imply the churches need be one, especially if by being one we mean structural unity.
My hope is of course that by entering into dialogue with scripture I won't prove anything so much as be challenged to develop my ideas about the importance of conversation further.
I will aim to post one a day if I can. March in particular is a manic month and so excuse me if there are a few gaps!
I will not normally copy out the texts as they can be found in the download or any Bible. The version used by Churches Together in England is the New RSV.