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This blog post has been revised and turned into a chapter in The Rethinking Series.
The series includes each book in PDF, Kindle, and Nook formats.
One of the most important chapters in my book, REVISE US AGAIN, has to do with the spiritual principle that God takes away to establish. He begins with darkness then light, evening and then morning. It’s an encouraging word for all believers, especially when things in life look dark.
Yesterday I interviewed a dear friend of mine, Earl Bennett. Earl is a Christian musician who has been part of worship teams in various churches for the last 30 years. His experience provides surprising insights into the underbelly of the world of contemporary Christian worship.
The following is an interview I did with Alan Knox. Alan is a Phd student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Hope you find it helpful.
1. Why did you decide to start writing, and why the topic of the church?
From the human point of view, it was purely accidental. But God has chosen to breathe on it.
When I was in my 20s, I met with a group of Christians in a home without a pastor. It was largely an unintentional experiment for us. I describe it a spontaneous burst of organic church life. We wanted to know if it was possible for Jesus Christ to lead His church in our day just as he did in Century One – without a human head (pastor, minister, priest, etc.). We wanted to know if it was possible for every member to function under Christ’s Leadership in a meeting without someone leading, directing, or even facilitating. We wanted to know if a church could make decisions together without someone telling us what to do.[Continue Reading…]
At the urging of some good friends, I began this blog on June 24, 2008. I must admit that I have enjoyed it more than I anticipated, as it’s enabled me to meet so many great people and to learn from their ideas and experiences.
What follows are the most popular blog posts of the year (represented by the most views).