Anytime the apostle Paul drafts a “list” of actions and activities of the Christian life, I find myself agreeing but realizing too that I fall short. In this passage Paul exhorts the Phillipian church to “conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ”. The hardest part in claiming the name of Christian is that when the claim is recognized by others, ones actions become fodder for the hypocrisy police. But even Paul did not claim to have “arrived” (see Romans 7). What then is this “worthy conduct”? Stand firm in one Spirit, strive with brothers and sisters with one mind, do not be alarmed by opponents and realize there may be suffering. In a phrase, be united in fellowship with believers in good times and challenging times.