Monday, May 03, 2010
Fellowship is a word we need to jettison. It doesn't mean anything. We don't talk about fellows, or use fellow- as a semantic component in any sharing/communal context or word, outside of church-talk. We only use fellowship to express the vague concept of christians being physically present to each other and nominally sharing in something, usually international roast. We have perfectly serviceable English words to express what fellowship used to express: words from union and communion roots. So let's drop this whole charade.