How Ecumenical We Are

Pentecost Sunday is the day I think about the birth of the church and the church as it exists today, spanning the globe as the most diverse, most multi-national, fastest growing movement ever. Its exciting to be a part of it

Ever wondered how ecumenical your church is? [I know that word is a no-no in many places . . .but if you cant bring it up on Pentecost Sunday, when can you?]

The most widely read document in your church is probably the hymn book or the songs that get projected on the wall for you to sing each week. Take a look at who the songwriters are and do some research – you will be surprised at how ecumenical your church is.

Your church may snarl at the catholics, but it is reading their prayers.

Your church may snub the charasmatics, but it is singing their songs.

Your church may dismiss the emerging church, but it is probably using their software.

Today is the day to realize that the church is bigger than you think, and bigger than you would like it to be. But if thats the way Jesus is building it, then we all better get onside.

Have a great day!!!!!!

Andrew

Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name “Precious” :-)

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