Brian McLaren – Q6 – The Church Question
Chapter 16 – Groups Questions
The author says that churches save people in some ways – and sometimes afflict them in other ways. In what ways have churches saved and afflicted you?
Describe the process of diversification (rather than division) presented in this chapter. What’s the difference between diversity and division? Describe the tension between love and knowledge presented in the chapter. Where do you see this tension at work in the Christian community today?
What insight from the overview of 1 Corinthians seemed most important and helpful for you?
The church’s grand mission, according to this chapter, is the formation of Christ-like people. Who are the most Christ-like people you have ever known? How has your church experience helped you become more Christ-like and loving? What could your church do to help you in your pursuit of becoming a more Christ-like person?