Brook Hollow Baptist Church
Monday, June 17, 2013
Dear BHBC Family,
This past Sunday evening, I was invited by a small group, from a prominent Bellevue church, to be the Baptist representative at a panel discussion. This small group has been studying world religions throughout the last several months and concluded their semester with an evening conversation with three Christian ministers representing three different denominations. I am not sure what the small group wanted to experience but for me it was most enlightening and encouraging. Since I was sitting closest to the small group facilitator, and the dessert table, I generally would answer each question first. The other two ministers would generally agree with my answers regarding scripture and how it is interpreted by our tradition. Obviously, there were differences regarding church government and worship style but on the things that really matter…we were united.
A generation or two ago, the distinction between denominations was quite pronounced. So it is today. But it seems, in 2013, we are more inclined to find common ground than exploit the differences between us. I left that meeting with two new friends and more importantly…I left united with two brothers in Christ.
“I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.” 1 Corinthians 1.10