On the surface, most churches look the same. Inside, they are full of genuinely nice people. However, if you aren't careful, you could be in a Fundagelical church and not even know it. It may take you weeks or even months before you realize that something seems off. Christian terminology you grew up with take … Continue reading The Top Five Signs You Might Be Attending a Fundagelical Church
This is the last in my series answering the critiques of Progressive churches. The Fundagelical author from Crosswalk.com has presented "5 signs your church might be heading towards Progressive Christianity." The first four were: Progressives have a lowered view of the Bible.Feelings are emphasized over facts.Essential Christian doctrines are open for reinterpretation.Historic terms are redefined. … Continue reading Are progressive churches too lovey-dovey?
I'm continuing my series on the "dangers" of Progressive churches. The Fundagelical website crosswalk.com has created a list of five warning signs that your church might be getting progressive. I've covered the first two signs here and here, and today we look at the third sign. To quote Crosswalk, Essential Christian doctrines are open for … Continue reading Are Progressive churches heretical?
My last post dealt with the "dangers" of progressive churches. Fundagelicals don't like Progressives because their questions undermine Fundagelical's absolute authority and that is seen as a threat to their power. How do you spot a Progressive church and avoid getting sucked into it? Well according to the website the second danger sign is "Feelings … Continue reading Are Progressive churches too touchy-feely?
Fundagelicals are absolutely apoplectic about progressive churches. Nasty progressives are teaching such un-Christian things like how we should love our neighbors; the Bible must be interpreted in context; and worse, Leviticus isn't a guide book on morality. I've noticed an increase in the number of articles published on how to spot, with the intention to … Continue reading How to spot a progressive church.
Fundagelicals love them some homeschooling. Secular public schools are full of devil worshipping teachers who try to teach evolution. Fundagelicals therefor teach their kids at home. However, happy little handmaids are too busy being submissive to their husbands by cooking, clean, and birthing a quiver full of babies to be bothered with a complex task … Continue reading Are you smarter than a homeschooled 5th grader?
They came on busses and vans. They toured all over the country spreading Gospel music. They appeared on Sunday nights when preacher needed a break. They were someone's cousin. Most important- - - they had albums to sell! After every show the non-musical member of the family sat at the table in the back and … Continue reading If you own one of these albums, you might be a Fundagelical
At my private, church-run, Christian school, we often played a game called "sword drill." It involved trying to find verses in the Bible as quickly as possible. The name for the game came from Hebrews 2:12 "For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of … Continue reading If you ever participated in a “Sword Drill” you might be a Fundagelical.
I grew up in the Southern Baptist Church, and altar calls ended every sermon. As the choir decked out in their robes sang "Just as I Am" the preacher would ask if anyone wanted to come forward and receive Jesus. If there was anyone, they would be encircled by the churches elders or deacons who … Continue reading Fundagelicals love them some altar calls
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you " (Matthew 28:19-20 KJV) Fundagelicals are big on missions and evangelism. They take the "Great Commission" seriously. Fundagelicals love home … Continue reading Fundagelicals Love Them Some Church Planting.