Some Beginning Articles on the Church

For some reason, I ended up on the subject of church life on my new site. It took a while to pull all three of these posts together, even though one was once previously written on this blog. That article, Evangelism and Missions is now updated.

I also wrote:

What Is a Church? and Preaching, Teaching, Evangelism, and Pastors.

For those of you that end up wanting to comment back to me, you can email me from the new site, or you can comment here. If you right click on the links, they will open up in a new window or tab so that you leave this page, with its comment form, open.

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I am a church historian and pastor, but I do occasionally play APBA baseball for fun.
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1 Response to Some Beginning Articles on the Church

  1. Evan says:

    Yup, the church rivals the NFL as the biggest spectator sport on Sundays. Not much participation and mutual edification going on except by those who are paid and those who volunteer. The rest are conditioned to watch from the sidelines otherwise known as the pews.
    You can’t have “Spirit-led” meetings lest the Holy Spirit tarries and the service runs too long and people start restlessly looking at their watches.
    You can’t have spontaneity in these gatherings either lest you run afoul of the order of service as dictated by the worship bulletin. Someone else has said – like Elvis, the Holy Spirit has already left the building.
    And woe to you should you ask the church to help you out of a financial need as your faithful tithes have already been designated for the building fund and we can’t touch that sacred fund. After all, we don’t want to give the impression that these monies should go to assist our brothers and sisters in need.
    The church today would be unrecognizable to the Apostles but please be ready and do not let your oil run out as a new wine skin is soon coming when these man made traditions start crumbling in the near future.

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