Although it is my opinion that the Catholic Church most truly sticks to the way God meant the church to be, I think the one positive effect of the Reformation (I don’t know, there could be more, but it’s mostly negative from where I stand) is that there are different characteristics of the Christian life accentuated in various denominations. As you know from my last post, I think it’s sad the church is so split up, but there is at least this small benefit to reap from the pieces. I think that the Catholic Church, which preserves the fullness of the deposit of faith, could benefit from further integrating some of the highlighted virtues from other denominations as we work towards the goal of a unified church.
The video below is a panel hosted by Biola University dedicated to the celebration of denominational diversity (or at least the one positive I’ve mentioned) in which I participated. The beauty of Anglicanism, the enthusiasm of Pentecostalism, and other fruits of the greater Christian body are highlighted here. Enjoy!