Does the Church Still Matter? A Lutheran Perspective on the Church's Relevance Today

Cheryl M. Peterson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 3/31/2020

Paired Article (Face to Face): Does the Church Still Matter? A Lutheran Perspective on the Church's Relevance Today

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

Certainly our churches in America are voluntary organizations, but thinking about them this way might downplay the role of God’s calling Christians into community. Thinking of the church as an incarnational action of the Holy Spirit in the world might broaden our understanding of church and give it as a community new vitality.

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