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Essay Contest Entry #2 – David Blanton

David Blanton

What should a congregation following Jesus Christ in ministry look like?

This kind of question gets us nowhere in the 21st Century.

The distinguishing feature of the question, “should” sets up a dichotomy that only brings about a negation of Church, instead of a purpose to Church. Immediately, where “should” exists, a “should not” would invariably follow, a hidden phantom. That is not to say that a Jesus Christ ministry should not discriminate. Absolutely. Continue reading