Christianity, as it exists today, is a mixture of liberal and conservative, visionary and care-taking, and happy and angry, but all Christians seem to be searching for solid ground. The searching is partly caused by the enormous supply of information about the Bible and church history made available by recent advances in electronic communication. As long as we stay inside the walls of our churches, Christianity seems simple, but once outside it becomes complicated and awesome because the kingdom of God is growing so rapidly.
One thing we learn when we study sports teams is that everyone on the team dosn’t need to think alike, but everyone has to be working toward the same goal. All Christians agree that God is the source of creation so everyone on Christ’s Team has to love and care for God’s creation and accept the forgiveness achieved through Christ’s death and resurrection. If we are to be God’s co-creators, as mentioned by Philip Hefner in his book The Human Factor, it means using our creative ability to produce a civilization where everyone loves each other and the earth. Then the world will be at peace and all children will grow up in happy families.
Robert C. Frank
Author of Christ’s Team