Tuesday, August 17, 2010

When Church Signs Lie

Normally, I've been reserving Tuesdays for my "virtual small group". I haven't been able to work out a post yet, so try again tomorrow. In the meantime, I strongly encourage you to stop over at the blog Bend the Page for a discussion on Michael Spencer's book Mere Churchianity. Also check out the discussion at Faith, Fiction and Friends and Poems and Prayers.

My comment from the blog if you wish to discuss it here:

I think the trap of the church sign is that we, as individuals, are supposed to be the evidence of Christ's presence. We gather as a community of believers in a "church" to worship together, to fellowship, to study, and support one another (all the "one anothers" in the NT). What I struggle with, and is evidenced by the lying church signs, is that the church too often is the end, not the means. The end should be a Christ-like life, not filled pews.


Michael Perkins said...

Just responded bro to the books you read.

Frank, I love your heart and passion man.

Glynn said...

That's exactly it. Exactly. We make the church the ends, not the means. We make it all about the church, and not God.

Anonymous said...

you say that so well.
it's true...
we completely misplace our focus.