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Ray Ortland at Word Alive 2017. Galatians session 1 #WAevent2017

Francis Schaeffer wrote: “The central problem of our age is not liberalism or modernism, nor the old Roman Catholicism or the new Roman Catholicism, nor the threat of communism, nor even the threat of rationalism and the monolithic consensus which … Continue reading

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Anti-Homogenous church in Romans

I preached an overview of Romans chapters 1 to 11 (yes, 11 chapters) yesterday and used these two photos to introduce the talk: Why these two photos? I wanted a contemporary image to help us to grasp as church just … Continue reading

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Is homogenous church growth ever legitimate?

I’ve posted many times against the phenomenon of homogenous church so this post might be surprising. I believe there is a legitimate and important place for homogenous church growth in both parachurch and local church situations. The homogenous growth principle … Continue reading

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Church leadership and homogenous church

Rick Warren notes in The Purpose Driven Church that explosive growth occurs when the type of people in the church community match the type of people who are already in the church, and they both match the type of person … Continue reading

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What happens to homogenous churches?

One obvious criticism of McGavran’s homogenous church growth theory is that it merely perpetuates existing social segregation and denies the biblical imperatives for the integration of Jew and Gentile, male and female, slave and free through faith in Christ crucified. … Continue reading

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