No fancy graphics or streaming video here—just a site of
provocative and sometimes helpful writing for Christians who think. Thanks
for dropping by. Help yourself to
anything you need -- everything is free but its worth it. -- Keith Drury
SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING:
Reading these pages has been found to
cause thinking among some Evangelicals.
CHURCH GROWTH MOVEMENT
columns are dated now—the movement has (happily) expired now, but when these
were written it was absolute monarch in the evangelical church and these
articles helped bring its downfall—among the work by many other good writers.
The articles are presented here for historical purposes.
An excerpt from a
letter to a "church growth pastor" predicting a new movement. (circa. 1994)
~ An excerpt from an evaluation of a seeker
church (circa. 1994).
CHURCH GROWTH: Do you believe the Myth of the Early
Church's Growth? .....( Responses)
~ INFRASTRUCTURE: Does your church have the AOL
problem with infrastructure?
(Outdated—posted for reference)
DOWNSIZING: The big coming trend: downsizing -- how
will it affect the church?
NOT THE REAL THING: American religion -- a Postum sort
~ BIG EGO: The collapse of ego-based ministry.
~ CHARACTER: The coming rise of character-based ministry.
OREGON: A little thriving church in Oregon who
doesn't know better
~ OUTBACK STEAK-CHURCH: What if you
planted a church on the Outback Steak House model?
SHOW-GROW: Today's Rice Christians -- 'They come for
the show, but refuse to grow
Evangelicals have our own Religious Ebonics.
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