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In the Church: Finding Common Ground Across Denominations

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How can we live in isolation when every Sunday many of us recite the Apostles' Creed and repeat the phrase, "I believe in one holy and catholic church"?

Playwright Eugene O'Neil, who was reared on the road by actor/parents who were performing in various cities, lamented of his unstable life: "I was born in a hotel room and God-damn, I'll die in a hotel room." While O'Neil turned his tortured experience into great art, including the memorable Long Day's Journey Into Night, he suffered greatly throughout with alcohol, broken marriages, and a suicide attempt. Sadly, his words proved prophetic; he died alone in Boston's Shelton Hotel in 1953.

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Ann Henderson Hart is a freelance writer and editor, and a staff writer for Modern Reformation.

Issue: "A Good Church is Hard to Find" May/June 2004 Vol. 13 No. 3 Page number(s): 31-35

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