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Blurring doctrinal distinctives with Church Growth

Blurring doctrinal distinctives with Church Growth

Last week I discussed how the Praise and Worship movement has blurred important doctrinal distinctives between churches and denominations by making musical style the predominant issue for church identity and for choosing a church. The church growth movement built off this tendency to define a church’s identity by musical style and recognized it as a… Continue Reading

Evangelical Worship and the Decline of Denominationalism

Evangelical Worship and the Decline of Denominationalism

I participated on Friday in the Southwest regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. The theme of the meeting this year was the decline of denominationalism, and here is the paper I read: This paper examines the role of worship philosophy and practice in both dividing and unifying Protestant denominations. I am using the term… Continue Reading

8 Reasons Most Churches Never Break the 200 Attendance Mark

8 Reasons Most Churches Never Break the 200 Attendance Mark

This kind of thing is proof to me that Christendom is not, indeed, dead, contrary to what many missional evangelicals say. I cannot imagine Paul, Ignatius, or any of the early church fathers worrying about “breaking the 200 attendance mark.” Why? Because when the church is under persecution, you’re more worried about staying safe and… Continue Reading