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This article was published in the January 1995 issue of The Journal.

Domestic Church: New Vector or Cul-de-Sac?

‘One of the most neglected resources in the lives of interchurch families is the New Testament. The canon of epistles and gospels reflects an extraordinary diversity. Different understandings of the church sit side by side in these various writings. It can prove an eye-opening experience for interchurch spouses and their children to retrieve the extraordinary range of understandings which co-exist in the New Testament. The canon of books maintains a “unity in diversity” that gives us the paradigm for our ecumenical vision of “communion” between our distinct church traditions. How might a family appropriate this and offer their own new gifts for the Great Church of the future? George Kilcourse in "Domestic Church: New Vector or Cul-de-sac for Interchurch Families?"