Audio Book Episode
Key to Unity: All for One
One of the reasons that unity suffers among Christians in America is that we tend to preserve hierarchical structure in our churches. Rather than operate according to the principle of “one body with many equally valuable members” we often elevate some gifts above the others. In essence we make celebrities out of those that have “public” gifts such as pastors, administrators, and worship leaders, while people who exercise “lesser” gifts remain non-functional, and sometimes become dysfunctional. The reality is that we have inadvertently created “key roles” that become lightning rods for conflict.