Category Archives: Market-Driven Churches

A painful and humbling truth

A painful and humbling truth we must hear… Continue reading

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Two dimensions of Church

It is misguided to think that the full intention of common life in Christian community can be accomplished in formal gatherings of a local Church. Mutual caring and accountability must reach well beyond gatherings in a Church building. Continue reading

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7 Links worth seeing

Check out these resources on a variety of subjects! Continue reading

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Questions for every church leader

When ministries are not effective, leaders who care about the Church ask questions about how to “do” Church better. But are they looking in the right places for answers? Continue reading

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Did you encounter God in Church?

When truth about God is declared it should jolt those who live outside of His truth. Do you want these people walking out of Church saying, “That was pretty cool.” “It didn’t even feel like Church”? Continue reading

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When the Church markets the gospel

“Does the gospel of the market-driven church redeem the lost or reinforce trends, deliver from sin or affirm the self, reconcile people to God or appeal to religious consumers?” “Tailoring the gospel to fit the consumer distorts the gospel, discounts … Continue reading

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Sovereign Ecclesiastical Consumers

Evangelicals need to affirm aggressively the necessary connection between faith in Christ and commitment to his church. Continue reading

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