Monday, March 27, 2017

Tradition or Sacred Cow? Rethinking How We ‘Do Church’

“In our tradition ....”

These words are very seldom heard in thriving churches. It is not because they have no traditions, but because traditions are not their focus—people are. For the most part, there is nothing wrong with traditions. Traditions usually start well; they were created with good intentions and value, and were most likely necessary at their birth. That is why they became traditions.

On numerous occasions, the Scriptures instruct believers to hold to the traditions taught them. Our traditions, the traditions of man, are not biblical; they may have initially been Bible-based, but they have not always been Bible-maintained.

What often happens with traditions is that they lose either their meaning or necessity. They become, “That’s the way we’ve always done it,” and, “If it were good enough for ....”

Our church traditions may need to be revisited, re-evaluated and re-examined by asking, Do we need to rethink what we do? Read More

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