Tag Archives: Homogenous church

Anti-homogenous church in Ruth

Homogenous church of cold people During my time at Oak Hill College (2002-05) I wrote an essay on the work of Donald McGavran and his homogenous church growth principle.  McGavran had been brought up as a missionary kid in India … Continue reading

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Transforming Grace Top 10 (2011-12)

I’ve been blogging for over four years now, though I’ve been off blogging for the last couple of months.  I’ve stopped because I’ve got lots on my plate, with little time to think theological thoughts, which is probably not a … Continue reading

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Anti-homogenous church in the Sermon on the Mount

Have you ever noticed that circles of friends, interest groups and religious bodies, including churches, are mostly made up of people who look like each other or act like each other?   White middle-class churches, black churches, Asian churches are obvious … Continue reading

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The Top 10 on Transforming Grace (2008-09)

This time last year I posted the top 10 posts of the year.  Like this time last year I’ll take a break from blogging. I’m going back to the CPAS youth summer camp at Edgehill school in Devon then having … Continue reading

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How the cross enables ‘liberal’ church

Following on from yesterday’s post on Council Estate Christianity, I preached through Romans at the end of last year and have seen the need for justification by faith alone to be re-established in my life and church life as the … 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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Anti-Homogenous church in Ephesians

I’m aware that I haven’t given much biblical support for hetrogenous church on this blog. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is, perhaps, the most obvious place to look for an anti-homogenous church theology. The church in Ephesus has a mixture … Continue reading

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