Tuesday, October 12, 2004
The church is flawed?
You've got to be kidding me. There goes that inerrant Church idea right out the window.

"Christendom-era Church DNA flaws" by Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost.

On being attractional:
It’s the “If you build it, they will come” mentality. How much of the traditional church’s energy goes into adjusting their programs and their public meetings to cater to an unseen constituency. The emerging missional church recognizes is compelled to move out from itself into its community as salt and light.

On being dualistic:
We talk routinely about the “world out there”. What else can that mean, other than that we the church-people are “in here”! This dualism has over 1700 years created Christians that cannot relate their interior faith to their exterior practice, and this affects their ethics, their lifestyles and their capacity to share their faith meaningfully with others.

On being hierachical:
The only difference between a book on leadership by a church leader and one by Donald Trump or Bill Gates is that the Christian one will have a token section on ‘servant leadership’. For all its bleating about servanthood, contemporary Christian literature about leadership usually has a totally top-down understanding of the subject, rather than a grass-roots one.

posted by Peter at 12:54 AM
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