As we prepare for an upcoming Regeneration Summit October 7-8 here in St. Louis, I solicit your feedback. Walls divide, fragment, and compartmentalize. In an increasingly polarized society, the church is faced with walls from within and without. Here is a list of "walls." Please comment, disagree, or add to the list. Be careful, I may plagiarize your comment.
Walls: Between Church and World
Walls: Within the Church
There are certainly Scriptural instances of “wall-building” and “wall-shattering.” Jesus walked through walls. Literally, like after his resurrection (John 20:19). He crossed numerous boundaries – the woman at the well, into the homes of sinners and tax collectors, etc. His death split the temple curtain in two, as the transcendent presence of God was not to be bound by walls (Luke 23:45). In Christ, the “dividing wall of hostility” is broken down (Eph. 2:14). “In him” there is unity, peace, and an end to every wall of separation from God and his people. In all of the walls we encounter, we pray, “Come quickly, Lord Jesus.”