What is the church? Peter calls us living stones being built into a spiritual house, built interdependently on and around one another. He calls us a holy and royal priesthood, set apart to intercede for others and to proclaim the excellencies of Christ. We are altogether different from any other community, and yet we are called to engage with everyone. As the church, how do we maintain our unique calling and engage other peoples so that they would praise God after encountering us in both word and deed?