April 2014 Synchroblog – Bridging the Divides

7 Apr

a house divided cannot stand

Well, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that Christianity is continually dividing these days. Huge chasms have formed between conservative and liberal camps. Theological positions are becoming more solidly entrenched.  Differing views on biblical interpretation are separating us, creating walls that separate us from living in community together. Churches are splitting. Organizations are finding themselves in the middle of the fray, unsure how to proceed because of the cost of landing on one side or the other.

This month, the Synchroblog will be centered on Bridging the Divides and ideas and perspectives that different bloggers might have on ways to heal these divisions in the church.

We hope somehow these posts can be a healing balm this Easter season.  Post by Tuesday April 22nd 2014 at midnight, and put your link here.  The Link List will be posted by Wednesday April 23rd, and please put it on the bottom of your post so others can access the entire series.  Thanks for participating!

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41 Responses to “April 2014 Synchroblog – Bridging the Divides”

  1. Ty Grigg April 8, 2014 at 12:22 am #

    Speak Truth: http://wp.me/p2IrOH-4Q

  2. jonhuckins April 8, 2014 at 11:20 am #

    Gay Marriage, World Vision and a Unified Church? http://jonhuckins.net/missionalivingandadvocacy/gay-marriage-world-vision-and-a-unified-church/

  3. Mark Votava April 9, 2014 at 11:58 am #

    Faithful Presence in the Parish: http://markvotava.com/2014/04/09/faithful-presence-in-the-parish/

  4. Mary April 9, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

    Thank you for the opportunity and honor. I feel passionate about playing in the borderlands. http://lifeinthedport.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/playing-in-the-borderlands/

  5. Jeremy Myers April 17, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    My post will be

    Jeremy Myers
    Unity vs Uniformity in the Church
    http://www.tillhecomes.org/unity-vs-uniformity-in-the-church/

  6. Dago April 21, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    http://www.scriptureinsights.com/Divide.html

  7. Glenn Hager April 21, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    Here’s my post for this month.
    http://www.glennhager.com/2014/04/the-lowest-common-denominator/

  8. Sarah Quezada (@SarahQuezada) April 21, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    Enjoyed thinking about this topic. Feels like there’s so much more to say…. Here’s my post: http://www.alifewithsubtitles.com/2014/04/standing-on-church-bridges.html

  9. Doug Webster April 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    I explain a concept I feel is important to recognize in order to facilitate respectful dialog. http://www.dl-webster.com/truth-is-not-a-process-belief-is/

  10. AbbessBrown April 21, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

    Woo hoo! I did get a bit of inspiration. 😉

    http://abisomeone.blogspot.com/2014/04/abi-and-aprils-synchroblog-bridging.html

  11. michellevl April 21, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

    Great topic! Here’s my .02: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/pilgrimsroadtrip/2014/04/bridging-the-divide/

  12. Happy April 22, 2014 at 9:58 am #

    Here’s mine: http://simplefelicity.net/are-we-there-yet/

  13. Travis Klassen April 22, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    “The Church: Coming, Going or Being” http://www.travisklassen.com/2014/04/22/the-church-coming-going-or-being/

    Looking forward to reading everyone’s contributions!

  14. Miguel Labrador April 22, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

    I might be willing to reconsider church hierarchies, if… http://wp.me/p1JPJU-1Oi

  15. Paul W. Meier April 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    Back in the swing of things again. http://www.prayingthegospels.com/healing-divide-begins/

  16. Liz April 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

    Here’s mine:

    You can’t get there from here http://gracerules.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/you-cant-get-there-from-here/

  17. K.W. Leslie April 22, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    Here ya go: “Humility.”
    http://morechrist.blogspot.com/2014/04/synchroblog.html

  18. Caedmon Michael April 22, 2014 at 10:33 pm #

    Yup. We’re talking about Facebook comments…

    http://caedmonmichael.net/archives/bridging-the-divides/

  19. Carly Gelsinger (@carlygelsinger) April 22, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    “Church Shopping” at the wrong “Mall” – A Story of two Easter Sundays. http://www.carlygelsinger.com/church-shopping-at-the-wrong-mall-a-story-of-easter-sundays-fgj2rw-part-vii/

  20. Edwin Pastor FedEx Aldrich April 22, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

    Sorry we are a little late, please add this to the links.
    http://urbanpresence.blogspot.com/2014/04/tearing-down-fences-and-building.html

  21. jenKbaros April 23, 2014 at 3:36 am #

    Such a great topic for this season — and every season — thanks for the opportunity to think and write about it. Here’s my post: http://www.jenbaros.com/howtoheal/

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