Church at Its Best

Patricia J. Lull

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 3/31/2020

Paired Article (Face to Face): Church at Its Best

Issue: Why Church? (Vol. 40, No 1, Winter, 2020)

When it is at its best, church is defined by a community of believers gathered by the Holy Spirit around Word and Sacrament. Luther further elucidates seven marks of the true church, expanding on this understanding of Christian community. The church gathers to praise its Lord and care for the community, both in that place and outside its doors.

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