What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Fearless Faith

Finding the brother and sister in us all

An oft used small group exercise inquires of participants the characteristics they find most meaningful in church settings, the elements that hold the most meaning for them as a friend or a member of the church. Those present are tasked with winnowing out a hierarchy of responses. As the number of requisites are reduced, people find it near impossible to sit still and come up with a final short list on which everyone can agree. But, as hard as it might appear, most groups are reluctantly able to reach a conclusion, usually accompanied by a multitude of disclaimers. Often, the sole remaining el...


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