"I'm sorry people. There's been a change. I can no longer help you find. But I promise I can help you seek." Here is a good pastor. Wouldn't you agree?
I'm not against religious meetings. Some of the best times of my life were had there. But if nothing changes... ourselves our our society... then they are worthless.
FREEDOM OR CONTROL: I had an interesting conversation the other day with Martin, in Quito, Ecuador, who is interested in creating authentic community without slipping into the usual problems churches experience. In summary, trying to break the mold, they launched a radical new community that met in a bar on Tuesday nights. But it’s now on pause. Why? Because the community began taking on characteristics of other churches, and was gaining the reputation of being the cool church. Because of this, on top of other issues, they decided to put it on pause until they figured things out. I commended...
I was a local church pastor in a small city and its suburbs. What I'm about to tell you is absolutely true. Most pastors will agree. Almost all church growth is the migration of people from one church to another looking for the best show in town with the most certain claim of God's presence.