Leslie P Johnson

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He is risen! He is risen, indeed! The call to one another on Easter (or Resurrection Day as some of us like to say) is as ancient as the Christian religion. Our tendency to be against one another is more ancient, since Cain and Abel. And yet, there’s hope. He is risen! He is risen indeed! It is because of Christ’s resurrection that we are who we are: followers of Christ. That… Read More

In my previous blog, I referred to the old phrase: “In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Charity.[1]” We talked about what are the essentials for Christians, as well as what the non-essentials might be. And then I mentioned “Charity.” What is Charity? To review, charity is the old term for love. Here is where we get the command to love one another as he has loved us. It does not… Read More

For those of us who are followers of Christ, our unity is in Christ. Full stop. Perhaps you have heard this old phrase: “In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Charity.[1]” What are the essentials for a Christian? A belief in Jesus Christ as our personal savior – faith alone; a belief and trust in the Holy Bible as our one source of Truth – Scripture alone. That’s it! Here is… Read More

When do we strive for unity? And when do we need to agree to disagree? Because we are diverse, and because unity is different parts being combined into a unified whole (see the March 9 blog on Unity), we have a choice. Do we just conduct our lives living as separate people, not connecting, not living in community where we care for one another and really communicate? Or Do we choose to… Read More