Jesus is leading you to leave the church “as you know it” so that He can guide you into being the church “as He wants it.” You will never learn to be the church Jesus wants until you take the step of faith to leave the church that you want.
Is it wrong for women to preach in church or be a pastor? This debate has caused great division in the church, but there is a simple solution. The solution is not found in debating 1 Corinthians 14:34 or 1 Timothy 2:12, but in simply understanding the definition of “church.” Once we grasp this, the whole debate fades away into insignificance.
Some pastors steal my sermons. That’s okay, I guess. I just wish they would leave a thank you comment, or maybe give some credit in their sermons. What are your thoughts on stealing sermons and sermon plagiarism?
What are some of the words Christians say, and what do we mean when we say them? It is always helpful to define our words. In this guest post by Mike Donahoe, he defines some key terms and invites us to start thinking differently about some of the words we use.
Being the church that Jesus wants begins with imagining the church in new ways. Imagine new ways of being the church, living within the Kingdom of God, loving others, serving the needy, and revealing Jesus Christ to others.
If you were God, and you were dreaming up how you wanted the church to be, and what you wanted the church to do in this world, how would it look? If you were God, how would you set up church? Asking this question helps you determine how God wants you to be the church in your community.
There is an attempt in Christianity today to resurrect the church out of the dredges of irrelevance by making it “cooler” than the way church was a decade ago. For the church to become effective the way the Bible defines it, it’s going to take a lot more (or a lot less…) than blue jeans and plasma screens.