How Big is the Church?

How big is the church? That is, how are we to understand, determine, recognize and, perhaps more importantly, remain within that sphere, described by Lossky, in which union with God takes place? In a world and a Church that is increasingly diverse and challenged by a pluralistic society the answer to this question has profound significance not only in the life of the Church but … Continue reading How Big is the Church?

The Church – An Atmosphere or Container?

Tobias Stanislas Haller, who blogs at In A Godward Direction, offers an insightful post entitled One Means One. I’m getting a tad annoyed at people talking about “organic unity” when they mean “institutional unity.” When I say, in the words of the Nicene Creed every week, that I believe the church to be “one holy catholic and apostolic” I mean every word. There is one … Continue reading The Church – An Atmosphere or Container?