Sunday, 4 October 2015
The Phenomenon of the Synagogue
The Jewish-Christian Schism Revisited,
John Howard Yoder, SCM Press, 2003, page 171
Yoder's first unique mark of Diaspora Judaism is:
the phenomenon of the synagogue; a decentralised, self-sustaining, non-sacerdotal community life form capable of operating in its own wherever there are ten households.
Essentially this is the building block of church, of house-church, of cell churches, of mission-based communities. Groups of believers forming community around one or more homes, sharing life and calling together.