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The Apostle Paul on the Contemporary Church: “Don’t Abandon The Gospel!”

Not for itching ears is a blog dedicated to discussing the serious issues that face the evangelical church.  The main issue, as we see it, is that the church has grown perilously close to abandoning the Gospel. All around us we see churches relaxing their grip on it, in danger of fumbling it. In a recent message I delivered titled “Don’t Abandon the Gospel”, I took a look at what the Apostle Paul challenged the church of his day with.  Based on 2 Timothy 4:1-8, it provides a clear remedy:  Read the rest of this entry

The Seeker-Sensitive Model: Has the Quest for “Relevance”, Made the Church Irrelevant?

In its quest to be “relevant”, has the seeker-sensitive church model become irrelevant?  Has the desire to seem “seeker-friendly” actually made the church less friendly?  Does the Seeker-Sensitive church model eternally benefit those whom it targets?  My conclusion:  The Seeker-Sensitive church Isn’t.   It isn’t “friendly” and it isn’t relevant.    Strong charges, I know.  Bear with me a moment and walk through my argument.

The seeker-sensitive church model is good at doing what it does.  It is good at creating a crowd, Read the rest of this entry