|5 years ago :: Jul 11, 2010 - 8:33AM #1|
This year (2010) marks the 85th anniversary of the Church Union in Canada. In 1925, after about 2 decades or more of discussion, debate, disagreement, compromise, etc. several denominations merged to form the United Church of Canada.
A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then. Highlights and low points, 'aha!' moments and 'oops!' times, things that have vrought us closer together and things that have threatened to tear us asunder. Quite a ride, all in all.
The question is, what if it had happened now, instead of then? What issues are there today that would play a role in union? What would tend to bring three or four different streams of Christian spirituality together, or what would prevent them from doing so? What would our faithful anscestors be discussing today, if Union were on the table now?
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