There’s been lots of talk about the need for unity in our country and our churches, especially after the recent insurrection at the Capitol. There’s also been lots of pushback against some of these calls for unity.

This is no new dilemma.

The #ChurchToo movement revealed the tendency of some churches to cover up abuse cases, often for the sake of “unity.” Then there was the “quiet exodus” of black church members from white-majority, Trump-supporting churches in 2016—many of whom, when they vocalized their concerns about a lack of engagement with racial justice, were considered “divisive.”

Unity is the “state of being undivided,” or “oneness.” So, aren’t we right to pursue it? We can’t answer that until we first ask, What does the Bible mean when it talks about “unity”? 

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Quina Aragon

Quina Aragon

Quina Aragon's articles, poems, and spoken word videos have been featured on The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, Journey Women, Fathom Mag, and The Witness: BCC. She resides in Tampa, FL with her husband Jon and beautiful, three-year-old daughter. Quina's first children's book, Love Made, is a poetic retelling of the creation story that highlights God as the Trinity, humans as His image bearers, and children as a delightful gift.

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