Bringing the Text to Life

Church with Integrity Ephesians 4:1-16

Church with Integrity

To be a whole, complete and undivided church, certain actions are required.

At a Glance

We begin by looking at a restaurant chain that recently dropped a menu item from the menu. The change was ordered so that the restaurant could continue to serve "food with integrity." We then move to Paul's discussion of what constitutes serving God with integrity. What is required of a church that operates with integrity?

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "The Message in the Munchies," August 2, 2009, at

The restaurant Chipotle pulled its pulled pork.

Off the menu, that is. Chipotle stopped serving pork at a third of its restaurants because one of its suppliers violated animal-welfare standards.

Chipotle promises that it serves "food with integrity," and this means that if a supplier doesn't treat its pigs according to Chipotle's ethical standards, then the restaurant will not use its pork. A spokesman for Chipotle says that the decision was "rooted in our unwillingness to compromise our...

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