Most intriguing quote from the Preface:
"It is at her centre, where her truest children dwell, that each communion is really closest to everyother in spirit, if not in doctrine. And this suggests that at the centre of each there is a something, or a Someone, who against all divergencies of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks with the same voice" (Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, 1952, p. XII).
Any thoughts on this? Agree or disagree? I've met deeply devoted, passionate Christians who quite easily isolate others who don't agree with their theology, but flip that coin, I've also experienced communion with others who have radically different views as me. He's saying that it is that unity of authentic Christians that testifies to the existance of the the Holy Spirit? What about all of the disunity? Is that caused by all of the "unauthentic" Christians in the church?
I also really enjoyed the part where he explained how "Christian" could (and quite possibly has become) a useless word. I agree.
The Foreward was very useful to me because I doubt I would have looked all that stuff up otherwise.