Reblog: Church Shopping Rhetoric – otherwise known as “What you’re not allowed to look for in a church.”

Some very interesting thoughts here.

All Things are Yours

I have come to the conclusion that we are all very afraid of facing what is wrong with our churches – and thus, an entire body of messages has sprung up by which we attempt to – and succeed at – confusing ourselves and others in their process of attempting to find a group of believers to be a part of.

It starts off simply enough.   You could be a new believer, who has never really been part of a church.   Or you could be a believer who has had to move to a new geographical area, and is looking for a church to connect with.   Or, you could be someone who neither of these things apply to, but who for whatever reason just wants to join a new congregation.

Now, I have to say, if you are in the latter category: you haven’t just gotten saved, and you haven’t…

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