I am grateful to God for the many brothers and sisters in Christ that I have “met” through this blog. One of the brothers that encourages and challenges me regularly is David Rogers. His blog is called “Love Each Stone” (from Psalm 102:14). David’s blog is one of many “missionary” blogs that I read regularly. I’ve noticed that missionaries seem to be much more serious about studying issues related to the church. I also find that I agree with David much more than I disagree with him. More importantly, he is a great example for believers who want to learn how to live in unity with other brothers and sisters despite disagreements over issues not related to the gospel.
In the comment stream one of my blog posts (“Messy Meetings“), David suggested a “two-winged church” model that incorporates both small groups and large groups. He said:
Messy situations are best handled in small-group meetings. However, there are certain things that happen specifically in large-group meetings that, in my opinion, it would be a big loss to do away with.
In response to our continued dialog, David promised to re-read the book Assembling Together by Watchman Nee. Now, in order to keep him promise, David has begun to blog about his re-reading of Nee’s book in a post called “Alan Knox, Watchman Nee, and ‘Assembling Together’“.
I look forward to learning much from David (and Watchman Nee) as he studies this book. I hope that you will join this discussion as well.