Wednesday, July 27, 2005

What's wrong with seeker sensitive churches?

The purpose of the church is to create disciples, not create an atmosphere that feels good to most anyone coming into the place. Sin is a terrible thing and it separates us from God. People need to know they are sinners and are in rebellion against God and that there are consequences to remaining in such a state. Of course, the love of God is manifest in the heart and tone of the preacher, but "feel good" sermons don't prick the heart with the truth. Greg Koukl addresses the issue further here.

Friday, July 22, 2005

The Seeker Sensitive Movement

Interesting article looking at the church growth seeker-sensitive models by Clay Miller, Associate Pastor at Grace Community Church (John McArthur's church). The focus is on Bill Hybels and Rick Warren. Read the article here. More articles and information on the seeker sensitive model here and here.

What happened to good old biblical exegesis? Isn't the word of God living and powerful enough? I think we're going the wrong direction when we have the culture determining how we "do" church instead of the church defining the culture. It's not surprising though...we are afterall fallen men and women who have itching ears and a bent towards anything but complete 100% submission to God and His will for our lives.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Random Musings...

HOW DO WE DEAL WITH SIN IN THE CHURCH? Interesting post by Stronger Church here.


COMMENTARY ON THE URGENCY OF PREACHING by doctor and pastor R. Albert Mohler, M.D., Southern Baptist Convention, here. My take: Topical sermons have their place, but nothing can take the place of pure exegetical expository preaching of the bible, line by line, from Genesis to Revelation. That's why I'm in favor of the Calvary Chapel method of "church"- with it's emphasis on solid line by line biblical preaching. You've probably read the surveys- there is just as much sin in the church as there is out of the church. Biblical illiteracy is at an all time high, that's because a huge number of mainstream denominations and churches in America don't feed their sheep with Gods Word. Want true success? Want to stand firm in trials? Read Joshua 1:8 and Psalm 1, then do the obvious- read and meditate on His word and you shall stand firm in the face of trial and experience success.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Liberals attack strategy for judicial nominees

Liberal extremists have essentially used the same smear strategy to attack Supreme Court nominees since 1987. Very interesting attack strategy blueprint here. Stay informed, do your homework, be ready to give a defense with the truth at the water cooler. It's up to us to spread the truth...the liberal MSM isn't going to help us, we have to do the work ourselves.