Letters to the Editor

August 25, 2013

Here's how to show true Christian unity

I applaud Rev. Rick Countryman's efforts at unity by having clergy from other churches preach and teach while he is on summer vacation. However, it is a misnomer to call this endeavor "Christian unity."

I applaud Rev. Rick Countryman's efforts at unity by having clergy from other churches preach and teach while he is on summer vacation ("City pastors show unity," Aug. 18).

However, it is a misnomer to call this endeavor "Christian unity," when it should be instead called "Protestant unity." Jesus founded only one church, 2,000 years ago, that has since divided and taken on various labels, but is still only one.

For true Christian unity, Protestants must embrace their past and their Catholic, Orthodox and Anglican brothers and sisters in Christ.

I challenge Mr. Countryman next summer to invite Fr. Ramon Bejarano of St. Stanislaus, Fr. Jon Magoulias of Church of the Annunciation and Fr. Michael McClenaghan of Wellspring Anglican to speak to his congregation. That would then be a truly amazing and courageous endeavor at Christian unity.

ROSS W. LEE

Modesto

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