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Church Alive

The following was written in support of Church Alive, a focus of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, that explores the meaning and possibilities of awakening to the spiritual basis and impact of Church. 

Honoring distinctiveness

From the June 27, 2011 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Growing up in Sunday School, I often equated the early Christian church with the Pentecost story in the book of Acts, where all were in one accord (see Acts 1 and 2 ). Later in attending Bible talks and through my own further Bible study, I realized that the rest of Acts shows the early Christian church as often having to demonstrate being in one accord.