Ecumenicity, Orthodoxy & The Christian Spirit
by Steven Faulkner
In several recent conversations with conservative Christians, I broached the subject of Christian unity, and almost without fail, I was met by puzzled looks and skepticism. How on earth are believing Christians to work out their differences? How are we to repair centuries-old schisms? Is there a way? For generations earnest men of conflicting parties have chapter-and-versed each other without mercy before a watching world.
So, I asked myself, what has become of the boldness of the Gospel which once cut across every type of barrier to . . .
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Steven Faulkner teaches creative writing at Longwood University in southern Virginia. He is the author of Waterwalk: A Passage of Ghosts (2007) and Bitterroot: Echoes of Beauty and Loss (2016). Both books are memoirs of father-son journeys that followed the paths of missionary priests: Marquette (in Waterwalk) and De Smet (in Bitterroot).
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