Influential megachurch pastor Matt Chandler announced yesterday that he was being placed on leave as a result of an online social media relationship. We shouldn’t jump to conclusions. And the more facts we get about […]
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Accountability isn’t judgmental, it’s Biblical: why the church needs standards
Over the last few weeks, Jerry Falwell, Jr had a very public suspension from Liberty, during which time he revealed an affair his wife was having. Falwell resigned, then said he didn’t, then resigned again, […]
Your church is not a restaurant: the mentality of consumerism and its danger to the American church
In America, where we have so many options with everything, every business with which we interact lives and dies on our satisfaction.
And we often treat churches in much the same way. Like it’s just another business that we’re patronizing. Where if you’re not happy with a church, if you decide you don’t like something about a church, it’s become so easy just to uproot and go to the next church.
It’s coming from a consumeristic mindset where we want the experience to revolve around us.