I was thinking about my recent thread, “Mennonite Me” and the online quiz I had posted there. Yes, I know the quiz is unfounded and unscientific, but it did strike me as interesting that we were all sorted into different categories.
Many here—myself included—consider these forums their “virtual church” of sorts. I do not have a denominational home. Ironically, I find myself most comfortable in this interdenominational setting –
Which leads me to my question: What good is denomination?
Does the communal church benefit from the division of churches? Should we ideally identify as Calvinist, Armenian, Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, etc.? Many here identify as something. Is this and inevitable folly or an ideal division?
If I remember correctly, Robin Parry is staunchly against establishing an official Christian Universalist denomination. After giving it some thought, so am I. It seems the idea of claiming a new denomination goes against the very name Christian Universalist.
That’s all I got. Talk amongst yourselves.