Friday, January 14, 2011

What's outside the jar?

Here's a post that I picked up about organic/simple church that asks a really pertinent question or two about how we do church and why we do church the way we do.

So much of what we do is condition behaviour. That's not always a bad thing. In fact, if we've been trained well as children, then we can grow and become even better adults than our parents! But the counter is also true, and more fundamental than any of this is that if we are not careful we fall into the trap of one-dimensional thinking about almost everything.

Church is organic. It grows, changes, develops. The message stays the same, but the packaging changes. I honestly believe that church in the 21st century, the established church that is, is way too complicated, too unimaginative and far too dependent upon professional leaders doing the very ministry that the whole church was designed to do.

Here's the video in case you don;t have time to follow the link to the other post.

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