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This hymn gives voice to one frustration that many Christians feel: a despair over watching Christian factions argue about doctrine while the poor suffer outside of church walls. This hymn calls us to see the self-obsession which prevents us from attending to those in need (first stanza), confess our neglect of Jesus' mandate to care for others (second stanza), and turn away from the distractions of petty bickering toward the expression of Christ's peace, grace, and love to all those outside the church (third stanza).
"We Need a Church that's Inside-Out,"
Northwestern Review: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: http://nwcommons.nwciowa.edu/northwesternreview/vol1/iss1/7