Friday, May 26, 2006

The Case Against Church Buildings

The Case Against Church Buildings

9 comments:

The IBEX Scribe said...

There are some really interesting points here, but my experience in churches (and I know I've been in really good ones) has never given me the impression than the church leadership was power-hungry and money-grubbing. People who are like that are going to be like that wherever they are. The building doesn't do that to them.

His last point about leaving paper trails that would make it hard for Christians to go underground is a bit weird to me. I didn't think our objective was to meet somewhat incognito in case the church were to face persecution.

His best arguments were probably about the cost of maintaining buildings and other ministries that could use that money, and it is true that the church building can be a hindrance to evangelism.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I think my post on this subject was better. Is that arrogant?

Jenson's Blog said...

The writer, though sincere, probably does not realise the implications of his "paper".

Think China, Japan, Muslim nations, etc...

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

What implications are you thinking of?

The IBEX Scribe said...

Arrogant, Matthew? Not necessarily. His approach is really about allocation of financial resources and pride issues among "clergy." It's a limited approach that might be missing bigger issues. I think one can be critical of another's work without necessarily being arrogant. It is quite possible that yours was better!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I am glad you do not think I am arrogant for saying so.

Jenson's Blog said...

Try and imagine without church buildings... at the rate this country goes, that might be a reality...

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I think some of those who expect persecution in Britain soon can be a little sensational.

I think churches are probably better off without their buildings.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

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