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Our Top 5 Most Read, Most Interesting and Most Debated Posts of the Year

It is hard to believe that August is fast approaching, and that 2011 is more than half in the tank already.   We have had some very interesting debates and discussions here at Not For Itching Ears.  In case you missed them (how is that even possible) I have posted their links here.

Our Top 5 Most Read, Most Interesting and Most Debated Posts of the Year…. Read the rest of this entry

George Barna: The Seeker-Sensitive Church Model: Dumbing Down Disciples


The Barna Group just came out with a new research report.  In it, they describe six mega-themes relating to the state of the church in America.  I want to discuss two of those themes here.   I believe they have a cause and effect relationship.   I also believe that the Seeker-Sensitive church model is directly responsible for the findings detailed in the Barna Report.

Barna says:  “Change usually happens slowly in the Church. But a review of the past year’s research… provides a time-lapse portrayal of how the religious environment in the U.S. is morphing into something new.”  Stop for a moment and think about what you just read:  Christianity in America is morphing into something new.”

Is the American church morphing into something better and more God honoring?  The findings in the Barna Report would argue in the negative.  Here’s two of them: Read the rest of this entry