Last week after I told the story about the man marooned by himself on an island who had three huts - one he lived in, one he went to church in, and one where he used to go to church, one member told me that when his family used to tour and sing, they were amazed at how many denominations there are. From the Wesleyan tradition there are the United Methodist, the Wesleyan Church, the Free Methodist, the Nazarene Churches, and so on. Just on the west side of town, I've seen First Baptist, Southern Baptist, General Baptist, and Primitive Baptists.
When I see so many different denominations, I can't help but think of the line from that corny science fiction film, Mars Attacks, where Jack Nicholson says, "Can't we all just get along?" seconds before the Martian uses a ray gun to disintegrate him.
I also think of Henry Ford, who was once quoted as saying about the model T, "Our customers can have any color they want, as long as it is black." What if we had that type of attitudeRead More »from Joined and Knitted Together - Ephesians 4