Tagged: Church Life

Would this change your idea of church?

What would you think if you walked into a church off the street and found out they were beginning a big capital campaign that Sunday? The first thing that would probably go through your head was “How much money are they asking for and how...

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Hate crimes vs. religious freedom

"Hate crimes are incompatible with religious freedom." That’s what I heard a religious rights expert say on the radio the other morning. If it’s an either/or situation, is the most obvious answer not to protect religious freedom – one of the core principles of our...

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Who’s hearing the call?

The lack of young pastors is a growing problem among Baptist and evangelicals in general. One part of the issue is that many young adults have been turned off by the negative aspects of the head pastor’s job, along with denominational conflicts. As churches have...

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Some reflections on seeker-sensitive churches

In the 1980’s, Bill Hybels and some other young Christian leaders decided that traditional church was too stiff, too foreign to modern unchurched people, and ignorant of the ways that contemporary people take in information.  They tried an experiment they called "seeker-sensitive" churches, in which...

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The Sins of the Church I – Rules and Regulations

One theologically liberal blog I read recently listed the sins of the modern church, and I thought the list was worth discussing from an evangelical position (ostensibly, one that balances love and truth, while not abandoning either one, as liberal/fundamental churches often do). We ought...

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America’s most influential churches

This list is always intriguing to me. It’s not the “best” church or the most biblical church, but the most influential (which may be a good or a bad thing) according to those surveyed? Anyone ever been to any of these churches or have an...

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