Churches of Christ struggle to express our place in Christian heritage.
Are we Catholic? No, but we believe in one apostolic church.
Are we Protestants? Not exactly, but that seems closer to the mark.
Are we the first-century church restored after a 17-century hiatus? We often say so, but it feels like amnesia to pretend the intervening years never happened.
This question is the riddle Leonard Allen tackles in his latest book, “In the Great Stream: Imagining Churches of Christ in the Christian Tradition.”
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