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Is your church dangerous to the Gospel?

Is your church dangerous to the Gospel?

Alan Hirsch talks about mission and ministry and the church’s temptation to being risk averse in Communitas not Community:


h/t to Rucksack Revolution

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Dona Stewart

I would like to rephrase the question slightly, so I can give a better personal answer, than a philosophic. Am I afraid of the Church? yes, mostly, because I think there are many Christians who make hurtful judgments. Can the Church, or anyone be a threat to the Gospel? No. The Gospel is truth and love, truth and love never fail, we cannot go very far without either.

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E B

Alan raises some good points. Jesus may have overturned tables in the temple, but TEC can often become little more than a wonderful, comfortable, sunny world of stained glass, music and friends. Not that there is anything wrong with these; quite to the contrary. But a little edge would be good.

Eric Bonetti

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