Tag: churches

The church: irreconcilable differences?

Recent books suggest the church is becoming irrevocably divided. Is it too late to do something about it?

When the church ignores Jesus

In history, the church often supported the wealthy and the government. That isn’t what Jesus taught. What about today?

How to stop the church from growing

A new global study finds that pluralism and persecution don’t generally harm the church, but privilege does.

Table, not stage

In churches, the stage means a few people perform and the rest of us are spectators. The table means we are all gathered around a meal and all participate. Why not move from stage to table?

Living the way of Jesus

What if, as well as talking and learning and speaking to others about our faith, we tried to put his radical teachings into practice in our daily lives?

The church after Covid?

The world will change after the coronavirus pandemic. But will the church change? Should it?

Evangelical, Liberal and Progressive Christianity – three diverging paths

There’s a lot of new, and sometimes scary, ideas flying around the christian scene these days. What are we to make of them?? Where is Protestant christianity heading? If you have doubts and questions about your form of christian belief, perhaps another form has something to offer. Check out a few ideas here.

Church for the 21st century?

This is possibly the most revolutionary, revelatory and important book about the church and mission I have ever read. If you are interested in how the 21st century church can become a missionary community in first world countries, this book can teach us new ways, and inspire us to new efforts. If you are tired […]

The Underground, Florida – a better way to be the church?

Did Jesus mean it to come to this? Yes!! I think he did!! One common theme of this blog is that the 21st century western church too often seems to have lost the vision of the mission of Jesus, and settled for something far less noble. So it is a great pleasure to be able […]

"Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant" (Matthew 20:26)

Did Jesus mean it to come to this? It is too easy to put words into Jesus’ mouth and say what he would or wouldn’t approve of. I won’t fall into that trap, but I will ask some pointed questions. If Jesus could have foreseen twenty-first century western christianity, what would he think? For instance, […]