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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

D.A. Carson: Is The Seeker-Sensitive Church Model Hurting The Church?

Is the Seeker-sensitive church model hurting the church?    If your one of the millions* of people who read this blog on a regular basis, you know where we stand on this question. Today, I thought it would be helpful to let a man I have the utmost respect for weigh in on the subject. To be fair, D.A. Carson does not specifically call out the Seeker-Sensitive church model by name. However, it is clearly in view. Read his thoughts and let the rest of us know what you think. We would love to hear your comments on this post, especially if you are or were part of this style of ministry. What made you leave? What have you found that is better? Why did you stay? Or What have you learned?

In his book, The Cross and Christian Ministry, D.A. Carson writes:… Read the rest of this entry