The title of this blog post would be more accurate if it said, “Why I’m no longer involved in planting organic churches for now and writing organic church books — and why many of you cannot find such a church right now.” But that title is way too long for a blog post heading. Read on to understand what I mean.
Let’s begin with why many of you cannot find an organic church in this season.
This past February, in the space of two weeks, two independent film-makers contacted me to ask if I was interested in being featured in their documentaries on organic church.
They contacted me because of my old books on ecclesiology (both released 8 years ago in 2008). Those books were based on over 20 years of living in the trenches of Christ-centered community, including the raising up of such communities. So they wanted to include my voice in their documentaries.
By the way, I still stand by every word of those books. So the rumor that was spawned on April 1st (Fools Day) that George Barna and I recanted Pagan Christianity is completely false. Okay? Okay. Glad we’re clear on that.
Anyways, I declined both offers to participate in these documentaries.
Here’s why.[Continue Reading…]