Only The Word

Here are some great words from Gary Gilley in his book, This Little Church Stayed Home – a follow up to his earlier book, This Little Church Went To Market. “This is how God proposes his church be built up – through the careful, accurate and clear preaching and teaching of his Word.  Nothing else… Continue reading Only The Word

Consuming, Coveting…Contentment?

I love this book: Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire by William Cavanaugh (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010).  I don't have the time to go into it, but I will throw out a quote for today.  The context is how consumerism essentially detaches people from each other. "The detachment of consumerism is also a detachment from the things we… Continue reading Consuming, Coveting…Contentment?

American Churches: The Evangelical Answer to Home Depot

  You've got to get this book: This Little Church Went to Market by Gary Gilley (Darlington: EP Books, 2010 [reprint]).  The subtitle is telling: "Is the Modern Church Reaching Out or Selling out?"  In this book, Gilley takes on the American church growth industry.  From Saddleback to Willow Creek to Lee Strobel to Bill Hybels, churches and church… Continue reading American Churches: The Evangelical Answer to Home Depot