Monday, June 22, 2015

Defining the Church as Evangelicals

Have we become so generous with the definition of “church” that the word has lost meaning?

I think we need to have a conversation about ecclesiology (the theological doctrine relating to the church), because in many evangelical circles there’s not a lot of clarity about what church is and why that matters.

Everyone has their own way of identifying a church. Some recognize a church because it meets together, or because it has the word “church” it in its name. But for a long time, people have wrestled with what actually qualifies as a church.

The Community of the Word – Toward an Evangelical Ecclesiology, quotes Mark Husbands on the difficulty of establishing ecclesiology in an evangelical culture.... Keep reading

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