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Category Archives: ReThinking Church
America was born out of the seed of representation and democracy. It has given us the greatest freedoms of any civilized nation. Of course, baggage and error always comes with liberty and freedom, but that is the price for genuine … Continue reading
Continuing our look at ReThinking Church, we find another difference between the modern church from the New Testament norm. It is in the area of culture. Today, especially in the West, there is little room between the Church and culture. … Continue reading
Now, before you have a stroke, let me explain. Of course church planting is part of the overall strategy of evangelism and the spread of the Gospel. However, if we count the establishing or planting of a church as the … Continue reading
When we examine the Biblical text we find another stark contrast between evangelism in the modern church verses what it looked like in the New Testament church. Today, for the most part and with few exceptions, evangelism is relegated to … Continue reading
As we continue investigating the New Testament model of ‘church,’ the next thing which stands out is how the Lord uses all the ‘wrong people.’ Of course, I say this tongue in cheek as only the Lord can make a … Continue reading
The greatest missing element we witness today within the local church is the lack of actual biblical conversions. We have committed flesh, rock star leaders, motivational speakers, talented musicians, dedicated workers, religious skits and plays. In all of this we … Continue reading
A huge advantage we see when we look at the New Testament model of church is their flexibility of meeting places or locations. As we saw in a previous post, it was illegal for the early Christians to build facilities … Continue reading
We saw in Part 2 that, according to the NT model and mindset, the term church never referred to a physical location or building. We saw that permanent physical worship facilities were non existent in the early church for multiple … Continue reading
The problem is not that we have buildings but that we have substituted them for the meaning of church. When we examine the New Testament, the first glaring difference between the first century concept and our modern concept of ‘church,’ … Continue reading
If we are going to reach our generation, especially those growing up in our post-christian culture and homes, and falling through the cracks of our outreach programs, we must rethink church. Our Western culture has inbred in us, and passed … Continue reading