When we discuss “living Christian in a religiously diverse world” of course Christian witness regularly comes up. What is our witness to our religiously diverse neighbors as individually, but perhaps more importantly – as a Church…as a body of believers.
It’s a challenging question since as a body of believers – as the Church – we are not all theologically uniform and this often causes tension, arguments, and division.
Rachel Held Evans addresses this issue, specifically regarding the Evangelical strands of Christianity, in her recent post, “On being divisive…”
Like most Christians, when I read the prayer of Jesus from John 17, my heart aches for the day when the Church will be unified, when our love for one another and for the world will be our greatest witness to the truth of the gospel message.