You may be Calvinist or Arminian, pre-trib or post-trib, charismatic or cessationist, dispensational or covenantal, or whatever. But absent a vibrant relationship with the Living Word, in submission to the authority and discipline of His written Word, on what other foundation do you expect to build together?
We spend more money on short term mission trips than we do on actually supporting the work of bringing forth indigenous churches.
Until you get “grandiose” out of your system, you’re not much good for the Kingdom of God. Really. Just … say … no ….
Those who think the Great Commission is saying come and find Christ in my new church, seldom create real community. Those who go and express Christ in existing community, often create real church.
Why is it so hard for some to grasp that we can express the heart of the Living Word, while still submitting to the truth of His written Word?
At least 90% of bad doctrine, practice and theology is reaction to bad doctrine, practice and theology. Unfortunately, the “cure” is usually worse than the diagnosis, and so it just gets weirder and weirder…
When a church, movement or religious organization protects itself by hiding the exploitation, improprieties and sins of its leaders, it ceases to be a church, movement or religious organization. It becomes a cult.