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 Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

1 Comment

  • Ed C says:

    Just to add to the list, take a peek at who translated your Bible and what institutions they teach at.

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