Read it... good point here ...
FWIW, I just read a decent blog article concerned with the question, "Do Denominations Still Matter?"
and I thought it was good food for thought.
... many denominations have responded with open arms and eager embraces. Many denominations want you, not as another seat filled, but as the very future of their church. This isn’t hype. You would be amazed by how ready and willing many of these churches are to include you in the very heart of their church structures..."Personal disagreement here in a respectful manner:
"... No one knows exactly what the first Christian communities believed or how it acted..."
Actually there is a large body of historically available information out there on Early Christianity. I am an avid church history reader. Perhaps some of you may be interested in one of my posts on St. Polycarp.
Others may want to do a web search on " Cumberland Presbyterian Church
" An interesting denomination that isn't completely denominational
One of our Pastors graduated from the Memphis Seminary (one of the two branch sister Cumberland Presbyteries). He is a gifted from birth musician. The other graduated with his Masters of Theology from Asbury College, KY (non-denominational). He comes to our church from a personal variety of denominational backgrounds. His particular stewardship studies are in Church History and Berean Writings.
We are very fortunate to have two Pastors with different background of experiences and expertise that lends our church to nondenominalism in a denomination.
Blessings to all!