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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

Would They Have Killed Jesus if HE Preached the Same Message the Church Preaches Today?


“If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified.” Leonard Ravenhill

I actually think Ravenhill’s  very pointed  observation is accurate.  What do you think?  If Jesus had taught how to be wealthy, how to be succesful, how to have your best life NOW or any number of things that we are taught today, instead of what he did teach, would they have crucified Him?

As we think about this question it is important to remember that The Cross was God’s idea.  It was His plan.  The truth is that no one took Jesus life, he laid it down.  Still, would they have wanted to crucify him had he preached the same message we hear today? Read the rest of this entry