At many points in its colored history, the church’s unity and its holiness have appeared to come into conflict. On one side, people argue, “The only way we can call ourselves holy, is by staying united. Unity is holiness.”
I read a Christianity Today article on Tullian Tchividjian’s resignation from his fulltime ministerial position, which asserts: the American megachurch tends to reflect the American corporation, rather than the biblical concept of the church. Corporate churches tend to be run like corporations… The trouble with the corporate model of church is that it leaves the CEOs […]
I am sure that to many, the title of this article made you roll your eyes a little bit. You know that the Bible talks about churches meeting in houses but… I mean, that can’t possibly apply to our cultural setting today. You also may have met some rather bizarre individuals who were house church […]
Earlier this week, my fellow blogger Calvin Sodestrom penned an excellent piece on so called “church marketing.” While I agreed with most everything that Calvin said, I also wanted to press his point further and help us to reconsider how we go about “doing church.” Calvin’s insights were useful but as long as we are […]
A significant shift took place last week in the Church of England. The office of Archbishop of Canterbury was conferred upon Justin Welby, former Bishop of Durham. In my short time living in Durham (I moved here in late September), it has been interesting to see this process unfold. Although Rowan Williams announced his retirement […]
I believe that most scholars can somewhat agree that the New Perspective on Paul (NPP) has, for the most part, been a reactionary movement against two historical trends: 1) studies that present Paul as radically different from fellow Jewish theologians of his day (i.e. seeing Paul as almost entirely Greek influenced versus being influenced by […]
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