“Someone once said that ‘a community is where the person you like least always is.’

When you think about it, the early church was comprised of individuals, Jews and Gentiles, that despised each other. Yet they found themselves in the same fellowship purely because of the cross.

But in the American church, we want to build our communities around everything except the cross. We’re more prone to build community around shared culture, shared political views, shared styles of music, a shared leader…and whatever else.

And all those things subtly become idolatrous substitutes for uniting around the cross.”

~ Skye Jethani

Written by Wayne

Wayne is a husband, father, avid reader and writer, and youth minister who happens to believe that Jesus is central to every aspect of life…the individual, family, society, government, philosophy, the arts…and everything in between. He’s committed to challenging preconceived notions about what it means to follow Jesus, and seeks to engage the culture instead of running from it.

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