Posts Categorized: Community

Bodies

The following is from our friend and mentor, Alec Brooks. You can read more about Alec and his work at Charis International. At the last supper, Jesus says to the disciples as he gives them the bread, “This is my body which is given for you.” It is interesting to note that he did this… Read more »

Benedict Option

The blogosphere is teaming with posts and discussion about the Benedict Option, especially since the recent SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage. What exactly is the Benedict Option? Rod Dreher, the leading proponent of it explains: “[The Benedict Option is] my name for an inchoate phenomenon in which Christians adopt a more consciously countercultural stance towards… Read more »

Which Community?

In a recent post I used material from Watchman Nee to discuss the nature and necessity of being part of a local body of believers. In summary, community provides essential functions (covering, restraint and supply) necessary for human flourishing. Being a member of a local fellowship of Christians who love each other is the only… Read more »

Community Nourishment

In his book, The Body of Christ: A Reality, Watchman Nee teaches about three functions the church provides for its members: covering, restraint and supply. These functions are not unique to a church, however, but are essential “services” people need from any community in which they relate. The inherent social dimension of humans makes participation… Read more »