Tough challenge, but your feedback to the blog has been encouraging. There is an honest hunger for a unified, loving family spirit that the world will see and be attracted.
A big part of this vision is family with common DNA. You might say “nuclear family.” That term has often been used to describe a traditional family of biological mother, father, and children. But since we are talking here of “spiritual biology” (I confess I just invented this term moments ago!), the engineer in me kicked in.
“Nuclear” can be really good or really bad. The question is how we are to be viewed by the world, hopefully good, but often bad.
So I had to ask an intriguing question: as a unified Christian church, a spiritual nuclear family, are we more like nuclear fission or nuclear fusion?
Fission is the splitting of atoms, releasing great energy, and it is the source of our mighty nuclear power today. But it can be very destructive and it creates a very toxic waste.
Fusion is the combining or fusing of atoms, much like an adoptive family, but to date it is mostly a dream. But instead of toxic waste, it creates pure oxygen and hydrogen. It awaits a major breakthrough from the hands of God.
Which more closely describes the Christian church today? Fission or fusion? Doesn’t the world see more toxic waste than natural energy?
The perfect unity Jesus prayed for is within our grasp but, like nuclear fusion, awaits a breakthrough from the conviction of God.
Streamside will provide that pathway to fusion unity, an agape community so full of love that the world is attracted.
Think fusion, not fission. Think unity, not separation.