(Sorry, the subject line is a bit of a joke mixing a couple of pop culture references. Don’t take it seriously.)
As a new believer, apart from YEC, and apart from the diversity of other religions, one of the things that really troubles me is the fractious nature of Christian fellowship.
Can anyone point me to a succinct summary of all the factions and their differences?
I have been listening to The Bible Project, Paradigms podcast series, and finding it amazing!
At the same time I am embedded socially. I came to faith partly through social contacts that lead me to be attached to a fellowship community, and hence, doctrine.
It seems to me Christianity is not just another Oprah Winfrey self-help brand. It doesn’t seem we are supposed to just, as an individual, choose the colour of our parachute.
The Pauline scriptures at least, seem to say, we are commanded to unified fellowship and evangelism, in total service of loving God and loving others.
So Oprah and Deepak and Eminem are out the window, but, the problem still remains.
Why are there so many competing schools as to how to do this?
To bring it back to my personal.
I don’t need specific counselling but if there was some kind of diagram to explain how all the factions differ, it would be helpful. (School of Rock was the other pop culture reference I had in mind…)
I probably can’t bring The Bible Project insights to my fellowship community. But even if I was to try to, I would at least like to know what layers of trouble I would have to navigate.
P.S. I am probably stretching beyond the purpose of BioLogos with this and recent posts - links to more appropriate channels gratefully received