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"...Combatants believe their causes just and necessary. But I wish zealots would consider the impact of their fighting. Nondenominational churches are thriving on people driven away by relentless bickering within denominations.This article by Tom Ehrich, an Episcopal priest, is not just about you-know-what. It is about all the trivial, arcane, and downright petty things that dominate our discussions and turn people off.
So are restaurants serving Sunday brunch. ..."
The sixth of the Great Ends of the Church (Book of Order, G-1.200) is "The Exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the World." What does our version of the Kingdom of Heaven look like to onlookers?
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