From populous city and desolate wilderness has gone up the universal cry of lonely hearts for fellowship. We have sought for it in amusement places; we have pursued it through the halls of learning. We have organized it into clubs, lodges, fraternities, and “fellowships.” ... And at times we have gone wistfully and hopefully to church, feeling that we would catch a glimpse there of this elusive pearl of great price. Perhaps we haven’t really known what we were searching for. And in our desperate hunger, we have been willing to accept any cheap substitute which offered a measure of relief.

As a matter of fact, nowhere in the New Testament does the word “fellowship” appear in the sense of pleasant social contacts.