Monday, March 24, 2008

A brief thought

I was discussing with some friends yesterday the great good that there is in many different denominations, from Southern Baptist to Presbyterian, even to Eastern Orthodoxy (though I have far more difficulty theologically speaking with the latter than with the former).

We decided we needed to start a new church. We're officially going to have an Eastern Bapterian House Church.

Not really, of course: it was merely a jest-ful moment as all of us appreciated our backgrounds.

But I was pondering the thought this morning, and realized it's worth saying: I have no denomination (though there are those I agree more with and those I agree less with).

I have Christ. And the pursuit of Him, within the bounds of orthodox Christianity and mediated by community that is likewise in pursuit of Him, is really what is most central. Certainly what we call ourselves is far less important than Who we follow and how we follow Him.

And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. (John 17:3)

- Chris

P.S. We're back.