I have been reading the material of T. Austin Sparks (1888-1971) over the last couple of weeks. I must say that I am enthralled. I have been challenged, encouraged, convicted, and convinced of many things and ideas. I will have many thoughts and posts to share in the future on Sparks writings.
Today, I felt wholly compelled to share this question asked by Sparks:
What is the Church, and what are the churches?
This may not be so profound to you in particular, but coming from my background this question and it’s varying answers constitute supremely dramatic issues, controversies, and divisions.
I can’t possibly share the entire article here, but I will share the link for this discussion. You can find the article in it’s entirety HERE. I do ask that you come back here and offer any thoughts of discussion in the comments.