1) In your own words, what is a “spiritually diverse” community?
2) Whether you’re a newcomer to Christianity or a professing Christian, how does this story from Acts teach Christians how to relate with those who believe differently than they?
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t. Blaise Pascal, Pensées
If ours is an examined faith, we should be unafraid to doubt. If doubt is eventually justified, we were believing what clearly was not worth believing. But if doubt is answered, our faith has grown stronger. It knows God more certainly and it can enjoy God more deeply. Os Guinness, In Two Minds
Why I am a Christian is due ultimately neither to the influence of my parents and teachers, nor to my own personal decision for Christ, but to “the Hound of Heaven.” That is, it is due to Jesus Christ himself, who pursued me relentlessly even when I was running away from him in order to go my own way. And if it were not for the gracious pursuit of the Hound of Heaven I would today be on the scrapheap of wasted and discarded lives. John Stott, Why I Am a Christian