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Idol Worship: How Your Church May Be Doing It and How To Fix It


American Idolatry_revised“If it feels good, do it!”

This has been one of our favorite slogans since the 1960’s.  It seems that the American church has adopted a similar pragmatic view for church: “If it makes people come to church, we should do it.” Today, church leaders of every persuasion are willing to try anything if it works in drawing more people into their services.  If it “works” then it must be fine and stamped with the  approval of God Himself.

I can hear you now saying “Of course this is true!  Why on earth wouldn’t it be?”

Because it wasn’t!

One of the things that is clear for any to examine is that… Read the rest of this entry

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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