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Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Friday, 8 May 2009

1 sentence theology (what is the church?)

Q - What is the church?

answers in no more than 1 sentence please.


John Ottens said...

The church is restored-Israel and gathered-gentiles, acting as the redemptive community by which God restores the world.

Robin Parry said...


Wow! That's exactly what I think but I thought that I was a weird freak for doing so.


Anonymous said...

The People of God.

pchurcher87 said...

The people that are 'called out' (ecclesia) by God to be seperate from the rest of the world as they are followers of Christ.

Christopher said...

Sorry, "ecclesia" does not mean "called out". "ek-klesia" (lit. "out-called") does not mean "called-out" any more than "butterfly" refers to an airborne slab of cow produce. :D