Our Spiritual Journey
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No more church as usual8.19. 2008
A different way of doing church
A colleague walked into Sara’s office one day at the seminary and talked about how going to church was causing him to lose his faith. “So much of church is deadly,” he said.
That’s what we’re hearing from more and more students who come to seminary. They love the church but want to find ways to do and be church “outside the box.”
Looking for a Lost Treasure
“No Sermons Here”, 2013. [Online]. Available: http://notesfromthebridge.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/no-sermons-here.,
No Sermons Here
“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord…….” Isaiah 1: 18
Did you know that the word “sermon” is NEVER used in the whole bible. Well, at least not in the actual text. When men later added descriptions and titles to certain passages somehow the word “sermon” was used about the times Jesus shared on the mount. However, it was NOT a sermon being presented to the crowd. It was actually a long conversation or dialogue.
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See attached pdf file
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See pdf attachment
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see pdf attachment
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“Restoring the Relational Church (part 1)”, 2009. [Online]. Available: http://www.smallgroups.com/articles/2009/restoring-relational-church-part-1.html?paging=off.,
Restoring the Relational Church (part 1)How church leaders can move from "meeting" in community to "living" in community.
Click here for Part Two of this article.
It all started in 313 A.D.
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The Rise of the ‘Done With Church’ Population
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On Leaving Church
There are many Christians who have stopped going to church. They have not given up on God, have not renounced their faith, have not denied Christ, and have not become pagans. They simply are no longer going to church. That this is happening is not a matter of doubt, but why this is happening is in fact a difficult question to answer.
“The “Done with Church” Movement”, 2014. [Online]. Available: http://www.dailytea.us/commentary/the-done-with-church-movement.,
The “Done with Church” Movement
Commentary by George Rogers Clark
Please allow me to ask a personal, but rhetorical question. You do not have to email your answer to me. However, I would be happy to hear from you.
Are you a Christian who no longer attends church meetings in a formal church setting?
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Why I left the Organized Church
A personal testimony
by Ken Eckerty
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