There's been a lot in the news these past few weeks about the Greek bailouts. Judging by press reports, the German public is getting exasperated and the Greeks are making threats. Maybe there will be a Grexit after all . . .
CCC's family -- and other people checking out our church -- can profit from some comments on current events and matters of church policy at "The Pastor's Pen", a regular blog post we hope will be helpful and thought-provoking. I intend to keep these items coming in as the weeks go by, and Pastor Joël will write as well when he wishes to. Feel free to respond with comments by writing to the church's email address.
In an effort to promote the development and growth of evangelical churches, many have adopted marketing strategies to advertize and promote churches in their communities. In the USA many of these assemblies have developed into “mega-churches” attended by thousands and offering a virtual religious subculture for their members.
The postmodern mood of the late 20th century and early 21st rejects any absolute authority or final divine revelation. It has promoted instead a world in which all religious persuasions are accepted as equally valid and equally true. It aggressively rejects proselytism by any religion that seeks to convince others of its unique truth claims. But does this notion hold water? Let me note three important responses.