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Christ, the focus of unity

The visiting preacher was asked by the minister’s precocious offspring, over lunch: ‘And what abomination do you belong to?’

Notes to Growing Christians David Jackman

The wry smile produced by such an enquiry indicates how much we all struggle with the cultural expressions of ‘church’ in our society. Archbishop William Temple once suggested that the biggest hindrance to the spread of the Christian church is the Christian church, and one can see why, when the record of the past and the mistakes of the present are examined.