Saturday, January 10, 2009

Quitting Church

The link below is to an interesting interview with Julia Duin, the religion editor of the Washington Times about the future of the evangelical church in North America.

Whether or not you agree with her conclusions or her analysis, this interview is worth reading and contemplating the content.

Quitting Church

I'd be interested in your thoughts. Feel free to comment.


Sandi Breitkreuz said...

I have one foot out the door...I'm an "almost quitter". She pegged me with her description of the firm believer who is tired of milk from the pulpit instead of meat, who gets no community from church and no life-changing worship either. My problem is: where to go? I believe her when she says home churches don't last. If you are changing the world, growth becomes accidental, but if you grow, you start to need rules and space and structure and after a few years you are back to being an organization. How DID the early church develop over the first 100 years?

Russell White said...

To say that home churches won't last is somewhat of a sweeping statement. You would have to think that Paul's efforts in the cities thrived in the homes and not the synagogues. Again, homes are again just the location not the "actual" church. In my view, churches will last when relationships last. That takes a covenant commitment. Being baptized into the body seems to be something quite closeknit to me. Just my thoughts

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