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26 April 2009

Broad Church

What are the limits of the breadth (Breath) of the Church?
Something less than the embrace of God.
The edges of the Church's limits are sharp and ragged ~ wounding, killing.
The Church is limited by its own vocabulary:
Ekklesia - a hellenized assembly with all of their cultural baggage: hierarchy, patriarchy, kyriarchy, dualism.
Oikomene - the (divine) household: a thing of walls and territory and boundaries and limits as focused on keeping insiders inside and outsiders outside except when converting outsiders and forcefully divesting them of their essential identities.
Must we fall so short of God?
Might we extend our embrace in imitatio Dei?
Might we approach something like infinite love?

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