A Response to Francis Chan’s “I Gave Up on Unity”

I read this post on Fran­cis Chan’s blog today: http://francisupdates.tumblr.com/post/8762288953/i-gave-up-on-unity As com­ments are dis­abled on his blog and I have no idea how to get in touch with him, I fig­ured that I might as well throw some thoughts in response up here on the blog and see if they help any­one out. Fran­cis wrote: “[…] […]

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On being gathered together “In His Name”

In Matthew 18 there’s this real­ly neat sec­tion in vers­es 15–19 where Jesus is teach­ing his dis­ci­ples and teach­ing about con­flict res­o­lu­tion with­in the Church. It’s a very cor­po­rate-mind­ed teach­ing, and Jesus talks some about the author­i­ty and pow­er that the Church has. He says in clos­ing in verse 19: “For where two or three […]

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Call a Meatloaf a Meatloaf

It mys­ti­fies me how peo­ple take the same tra­di­tions and meth­ods of mod­ern Chris­tian­i­ty, mix and match them in dif­fer­ent ways, and expect to get dif­fer­ent results. I’ve met peo­ple who are tired of the tra­di­tions of ‘insti­tu­tion­al­ized’ Chris­tian­i­ty. They’re tired of doing the Bible stud­ies, Sun­day ser­vices, youth groups, Sun­day school, etc., but when and […]

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