What is the use of religion which comes up in a night, and perishes as soon? Ah, me! what empty bragging we have heard! The thing was done, but then it was never worth doing; soon things were as if it had never been done; and, moreover, this sham way of doing it made it […]Read: Spurgeon Quotes on Easy Believism
Church Growth Movement
In a column published some years ago in a popular Christian magazine, a well-known preacher was venting his own loathing for long sermons. January 1 was coming, so he resolved to do better in the coming year. “That means wasting less time listening to long sermons and spending much more time preparing short ones,” he […]Read: What Is Pragmatism & Why Is It Bad?
By Paul Proctor May 23, 2004 NewsWithViews.com How many of you have heard that a church is built on relationships? According to a Pastors.com article by Rick Warren; after polling a group of church members, a friend of his told him he discovered that 93% of the people joined because of the pastor but that […]Read: Religious Relativism
More than a decade ago, John MacArthur called modern churches to return to sound doctrine — we need to hear that call again. Christians historically have understood that their calling is to be in the world but not of the world. As Os Guinness pointed out in a perceptive series of articles on the church-growth […]Read: A Clarion Call to the Modern Church
What is pragmatism? Basically it is a philosophy that says that results determine meaning, truth, and value — what will work becomes a more important question than what is true. As Christians, we are called to trust what the Lord says, preach that message to others, and leave the results to Him. But many have […]Read: Pragmatism: What Is Pragmatism
Paul Proctor – News With Views “Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.”–Luke 6:26 It seems I am receiving a little extra email these days from troubled Christians who have had to give up a church, some friends and/or certain family members […]Read: Is Christianity All About Relationships
The Seven Solas of the Modern Church: Sola Cultura – let culture define church life Sola Successa – Let numerical success legitimize activities Sola Entertaina – Let entertainment be the guiding principle Sola Edificia – Let the edifice be the center of church life Sola Programma – Let programs dominate the peoples time Sola Thralldoma […]Read: The Seven Solas of The Modern Church