Who’s in… and who’s out?”  “Who is like us, and who isn’t?” “Who is worth it, and…” …Well, you get the picture. Some say the oldest human impulse is to determine who belongs to us and who does not. Indeed, many religions work hard to make the question of belonging (or not) the central issue of the faith.

Is it at the heart of Christianity however? Today, we considered this question, using Isaiah 56:1-8, Acts 8:26-40, 1 John 4:7-21 and John 15:1-8.