These articles are about various church ideas,
and the book reviews are about topics associated with
|Church Leadership, Ideas and Structure|
|Church Concepts (44k)
Primary church structures, church divisions, large churches vs. small churches.
Just what is the institutional church for, anyway?
|Introducing the Emerging Church (10k)|
|Small Groups in the
Study notes concerning healthy small groups in a large church.
|Real Stuff vs.
Fake Stuff and the Church (40k)
Fake stuff is all over the place, including the church. What to do about it?
Worship and Church Assembly
|The Assembly (51k)
General discussion of meetings of the church in the New Testament era. (Taken from Chapter 7 of "Keeping The Faith").
|The Role of Women in the
A discussion of passages relating to the role of women in the assembly.
|Worship, Service and
General discussion worship, service and sacrifice in the context of meetings of the church in the New Testament era. (Taken from Appendix Aof "Keeping The Faith").
|A New Kind of
Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey
Brian D. McLaren (Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA, 2001). 192 pages.
with the Emerging Church (10k)
D.A. Carson (Zondervan, Grand Rapids, MI. 2005.)
|Confessions of a
Reformission Rev.- Hard Lessons From an Emerging,
Missional Church (20k)
Mark Driscoll (Zondervan, Grand Rapids, MI. 2006.)
Church: Beyond Small Groups to Authentic Community
Randy Frazee Zondervan (Grand Rapids, MI., 2001)
|Dining with the
Devil: The Megachurch Movement Flirts with Modernity
By Os Guinness (Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, MI, 1993)
By Mark DeVries (Intervarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL 2004).
|The Habits of Highly Effective
George Barna (Regal/Gospel Light, Ventura, CA. 1999.)
| Pagan Christianity: The
Origins of Our Modern Church Practices, Revised and Updated (16k)
By Frank Viola and George Barna, Barna/Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Carol Stream, IL 2008.
Proposal: A Theological Framework for Maintaining the
Unity of the Body of Christ (14k)
Rubel Shelly and John York (Leafwood Publishers, Siloam Springs, AR 2003. 219 pages, hardback). A proposal for Christian unity in the twenty-first century.
|The Purpose Driven
Church: Growth Without Compromising Your Message &
Rick Warren (Zondervan Publishers, Grand Rapids, MI. 1995.) 400 pages.
F. LaGard Smith (Cotswold Publishing, Nashville, TN. 2001. 316 pages). A fresh look at the "restoration" paradigm for today.
Original Intent for the Church (5k)
Wes Roberts and Glenn Marshall (NavPress, Colorado Springs, CO, 2004). 191 pages.
George Barna (Tyndale House Publishers, Carol Stream, IL. 2005.)
James R. Beck, Craig L. Blomberg General Editors. Contributors Craig S. Keener, Linda L. Belleville, Thomas R. Schreiner, Ann L. Bowman. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, MI. 2001.
Repainting the Christian Faith (13k)
Rob Bell (Zondervan, Grand Rapids, MI, 2005). 208 pages.
Evaluating a New Way of Doing Church
G. A. Pritchard (Baker Books, Colorado Springs, CO. 1996.) 334 pages.
Inviting Unbelievers into the Presence of God (7k)
Sally Morgenthaler, Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, MI. 1999.
|The Worship Maze: Finding
a Style to Fit Your Church (5k)
Paul Basden, Intervarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL. 1999.