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Ecumenism Is a Great Witness to Our Faith

A testimony by Pete and Amy Coyle We are Pete and Amy Coyle, part of the Antioch Community in London. Our marriage is an ecumenical one, with Pete being a Catholic and Amy from a non-denominational church background. Ecumenism deepens our faith as we see the differences in how we both live our Christian lives. […]

Jan 25: Defending One Another

No one has greater love than that they lay down their lives for their friends. John 15:13 Commentary The final two steps in our ladder go well beyond the simple attitudes of acceptance and respect, however important those aspects of love might be. Deference itself is a powerful weapon and antidote to the divisive tendencies […]

It Was My Call

A testimony by Rev. Bob Sabean  It was December 1961. I was sitting in the Seminary library when God called me to life in covenant community. Before that, when I was 12 years old, he had called me to missionary service. That decision was at a summer camp sponsored by a multidenominational evangelical fellowship. Since […]

Jan 24: Showing Deference with Humility

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any incentive of love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than […]

How Ecumenical Love and Acceptance Can Transform Our Lives

A testimony by Cristie Bradshaw 33 years ago, when I agreed to marry Todd, a Protestant, my father refused to walk me down the aisle. But Todd and I were fortunate to have the support of our community, Ligaya ng Panginoon (Joy of the Lord). Entering into an ecumenical marriage deepened my understanding of Christian unity. I […]

Jan 23: Discovering the Treasure of Interdependence

For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink of one Spirit. For in fact […]

Jan 22: Honoring Our Call with Mutual Respect

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 12:10 Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning. Proverbs 9:9 Commentary To accept and to welcome each other as family members opens doors to see a new landscape. Once we […]

Jan 21: The Joy of Acceptance

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8 Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord […]

We Are a Mosaic

A testimony by Mike and Lynne Karagoulis My name is Michael Karagoulis. My wife Lynne and I are Eastern Orthodox Christians and proud members of an ecumenical charismatic Christian community since the 1970’s. We find synergy between the ancient, sturdy message and traditions of our church, and the deep personal relationships and daily practical support […]

Jan 20: Crossing the Borders of Indifference

In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the […]