That We Might Be One

The Gospel of John: Life, Death, and Life Again

The idea of unity in the church can seem like a pipe dream when we look at all of the different Christian churches and denominations, all of the ways we section ourselves off, all of the issues we’ve splintered and separated over, all of the ways we’ve forced others out or made folks feel so unwelcome that they had to start somewhere new; it’s easier to name situations where we’ve failed than where we’ve succeeded. Nevertheless, Jesus prayed for unity among his followers. Justin Fung considers what unity is and what it isn’t — and what we are called to do in the face of difference and division. [John 17]