How the Church Can Be More catholic

In this video, Michael Horton and Fred Sanders talk about the importance of churches being connected to each other.


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Michael Horton: Well, I don’t know about you Fred, but one of the concerns that I have these days is we’re so siloed. We’re all living in our own siloes of Fox News watchers, and CNN watchers, Republicans, Democrats. Ethnically divided and generationally divided. It’s hard. . . . My generation hardly even knows the coming generation, and vice versa. We just don’t hang out that much. Even my own kids, I think, sometimes find it hard to identify with my antiquity. Do you find that as a real threat to practical Catholicity on the local level in the church?

Fred Sanders: Yeah, I think so. The siloes and the way we get divided from each other, not intentionally, not with antagonism but just not remembering the people, these other people exist and do things this way. In 1 Timothy, Paul tells Timothy, “I encourage everyone, I encourage men to pray for everyone everywhere.” And he uses this all language five or six times just in that passage. And just thinking about even in our prayers in the church to pray, not just for our local needs, not just for what’s going on immediately in our context, but to throw the mind out wider and to kind of explore. Even in prayer, even in conversation with God among each other, what is happening in other churches, other denominations, other areas, other countries, other age groups.