We’re awesome. Jesus is so lucky to have us. Cartoon via Frank Viola.
We denominate … praising our own name. Hallelujah! To us.
Since the Protestant Reformation, denominations have been formed around distinctive beliefs and experiences. Quite often, these beliefs and experiences are realities which have been authentically restored to the Church. At times, it’s silliness.
So we come up with a name. We “denominate” it. (Is this a new word?) We become elitist and sectarian. And frankly, we can get pretty ugly about it.