In my last post, I said “As I read my bible, apostolic authority ended when the full canon of scripture was complete”. My friend Adam called me out on that – saying that he would like to see where I read that. (Adam, these are my thoughts, more or less informed by my own bible study, however flawed, and my observations of “church”)
I am neither a theologian, nor a studied church historian. I am just a regular Christian guy trying to parse this world through the lens afforded by the Bible. With that disclaimer, here are my thoughts: Continue reading “Authority and Church”
This week I read two posts by Donald Miller on the Storyline Blog. One was talking about how he doesn’t connect to God when singing in corporate worship, in which he shared that he didn’t attend church frequently. Apparently the Evangelical community took issue with this and he followed up with what I thought was a really, really thoughtful treatment on the topic of church attendance and church community.
I have my own thoughts, and I know a lot of evangelicals who have walked away from church membership or regular attendance in a local church. A few years ago I wrote a few posts about Church stuff, and while they are interesting, they are not nearly as incisive as his so I suggest that you all read his posts.
Regardless of whether my own thoughts are insightful, I thought I would share some new thoughts that came while reading the blog posts. Continue reading “Church and The Church”