Birth of the Church
Council at Jerusalem
The question of “identity” may be the most prevalent question being asked in our culture today. What defines who we are? Is it our race, our sexuality, our politics, our gender, our level of education, our socio-economic status, our generation of birth? I’d suggest that you can’t turn on the television for more than an hour without encountering this question. It is the same question that was being asked as the Church was forming two thousand years ago. The world answers this question in all sorts of ways, but Acts 15:1-18 suggests that in the Church there must be only one answer!