In John 17, Jesus prays a prayer that you know He felt in His gut. He prays that everyone who would choose to follow Him would be unified. He asks that we would somehow figure out a way to be one. And yet, you and I both know that, unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Perhaps the largest division exists between the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant churches. For centuries, these groups have seen things differently when it comes to Christian beliefs and practices for the Christian life. While there are some distinct differences, both theological and philosophical, there are also places where there is common agreement. We all believe Jesus is the Son of God, sent to live on earth, to die, and be resurrected as the way of salvation. We all believe God loves us and wants a relationship with us. So we are left with the question: How big are the differences and can they be reconciled?
During this series, Big C, Little c, we will take an honest look at how these two types of churc