Jesus is the centre and foundation of our faith, and his great world-overturning resurrection is the source and focus of our hope (1 Corinthians 15:17). Resurrection is the reversal of death, and the significance of Jesus’ resurrection wasn’t just that it vindicated his teaching, but it opened the way to the resurrection of the cosmos. His resurrection was powerful enough to launch God’s great project - renewing all of creation.
Whatever our christian heritage we’ll all have certain ideas of what “church” is. Many of these will be good but when our ideas about something so fundamental are inherited or assumed without being deeply examined we risk coming unstuck somewhere down the road. These ideas will also remain just that - ideas.
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