N. T. Wright on What Is a Church

“It’s a place of welcome and laughter, of healing and hope, of friends and family and justice and new life. It’s where the homeless drop in for a bowl of soup and the elderly stop by for a chat. It’s where one group is working to help drug addicts and another is campaigning for social justice. It’s where you’ll find people learning to pray, coming to faith, struggling with temptation, finding new purpose, and getting in touch with a new power to carry that purpose out….No church is like that all the time. But a remarkable number of churches are partly like that for quite a lot of time.”

NT Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, p. 123

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