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Unity and diversity are both important goals for the church. Having one or the other is not enough. They both serve to set the church apart from the world.
They are both to be prayed and worked for in order to display the glory of God in the church of Jesus Christ. Have you ever thought about how the glory and nature of God can be more fully reflected in a church that pursues unity amidst diversity because God is himself one and three?
God loves unity and diversity because both are inherent to his own nature. We worship and serve one God who exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Our skeptical culture will better see and understand this mysterious and beautiful reality when local churches embody the very nature of God by pursuing a unity amidst diversity.
In a culture that is increasingly fractured along racial, economic, and political lines, the church should be a picture of genuine unity. The church should be a place where people unite for the sake of Jesus and his glory. The church should be an alternative to a culture that fights and competes and divides over everything.
An eagerness to maintain unity in the church is one of the ways we live out our calling as Christ-followers. Failing to pursue unity is to not live in a way worthy of Christ. The church should also be a picture of genuine diversity. Our culture loves diversity. We celebrate the fact that we are a country of immigrants from all over the world.
Diversity is a virtue in our culture, but we struggle to live it out. For example, most of us gravitate toward friends who are just like us — people with the same ethnic, economic, and educational background. Just go to your neighborhood Junior High or High School.
Why do the white students primarily hang out with other white students? The black students with other black students? The Hispanic students with other Hispanic students? The Asian students with other Asian students? The football players with other football players?
The skateboarders with other skateboarders? The musicians with other musicians?
Sadly, the same reality is true in offices and neighborhoods and civic clubs all over America. There are, of course, many exceptions. But I think the rule holds true that most of us gravitate toward people that are like us rather than people who are not like us.
We like diversity until it comes time to choose our friends. In the midst of this cultural reality, the church should be a picture of genuine diversity.Unity can mean "oneness" or harmony or all in agreement.
Diversity can mean differences or variety. Unity amidst diversity means peace. For instance a symphony is great because of all the. (Impacting Culture, Advancing Unity Book 1) - Kindle edition by Dr. Sammy Campbell, Karen Weaver, James Purnell, Bobby Nix, Deborah Smith, Cameron Campbell, Brent Westlake, Bayron Masqura, Derrel Watkins, Keith leslutinsduphoenix.coms: 5.
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A Diverse Recipe. Culture and Sociology, transcend the levels of helping professions; and reach throughout the whole of societies to promote unity amidst differences, bridge across worldviews and global economies, and carry a message of ace to all neighbors, societies, and. (Impacting Culture, Advancing Unity Book 1) - Kindle edition by Dr.
Sammy Campbell, Karen Weaver, James Purnell, Bobby Nix, Deborah Smith, Cameron Campbell, Brent Westlake, Bayron Masqura, Derrel Watkins, Keith Stanley/5(5). Unity in Diversity. One of the ways that the church should be different from the world is by having a unity amidst diversity.
Unity and diversity are both important goals for the church. Unity in diversity is a concept of "unity without uniformity and diversity without fragmentation" that shifts focus from unity based on a mere tolerance of physical, cultural, linguistic, social, religious, political, ideological and/or psychological differences towards a more complex unity based on an understanding that difference enriches.