Belonging and Believing: Going to Church

 As I mentioned earlier, (with a few caveats) I enjoyed Belcher's book, Deep Church (Downers Grove: IVP, 2009).  One section I appreciated is where he discusses the Emergent emphasis on belonging before believing.  Many Emergent churches don't like the traditional way of first making someone believe x, y, and z before they join your church and experience… Continue reading Belonging and Believing: Going to Church

Deep Church (Brief Review)

Yesterday I had the pleasure of reading Jim Belcher's Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional (Downers Grove: IVP, 2009).  I just learned about it a few weeks ago and after checking it out on Amazon, I thought I should get it since I enjoy reading 21st century books about "church."  I've read quite a bit… Continue reading Deep Church (Brief Review)