I invited an acquaintance from my neighborhood to come to church with me. He has told me he doesn't really attend regularly anywhere in particular, and when he goes, he attends Belmont Church, a large, non-denominational church here in Nashville. It seems that there is a Bible study teacher in that particular church who has at some point taught that the scripture doesn't authorize the church to split up into denominations, on the contrary, warns against human-made divisions. My neighbor interprets this as it being sinful to attend a church that wears a denominational label. I'd never thought about it as being necessarily "sinful," understanding that denominations have their origins in cultural foundations. His response to me was for me to find a place in the Bible where God gives permission to Christians to divide themselves up into groups with differing identities as the body of Christ. Personally, I don't view my involvement in a Baptist church as being necessarily or intentionally divisive in the body of Christ. I'm sure there are those here who can provide a reasonable response to this particular situation.