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The Caravan Church

Welcome to the Caravan Church blog!  The title is inspired by Brethren theologian Vernard Eller’s The Outward Bound.  In it, Eller describes the Christian church as a “caravan,” a group of people traveling together in a “common cause” seeking a “common destination”.  Certainly, the image itself is not controversial.  The Apostle Peter describes believers as “aliens and strangers” in this present world, while Hebrews speaks of God’s people longing for the heavenly city that is to come.  And consider the Old Testament picture of Israel wandering in the wilderness to the Promised Land.  Unavoidable is the biblical linkage between Old Jerusalem and New Jerusalem, both in their own ways, serving as destinations of God’s elect. Continue reading The Caravan Church