Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Outcasts of The Modern Church

A Slice of Laodicea Flashback

I've graciously received permission from Ingrid Schlueter to reproduce Slice archives here at Absolute Dominion, therefore from time to time I'll be devoting space to highlights from both the original Slice site, and the more recent effort which was sadly lost due to web hosting debacle.

So sit back and enjoy as Absolute Dominion humbly presents selected Slice posts from a who's who procession of Biblically sound Christian thinkers representing the Christian blogosphere including the likes of: Pastor Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries and Christian Research Net, Jim Bublitz of Old Truth, and Ingrid Schlueter of VCY America and Slice of Laodicea.

Posted by Jim Bublitz on April 20, 2006 @ 12:07 AM
"There are some types of people that your church will never reach because they require a completely different style of ministry than you can provide".

Those words of Rick Warren are designed to get churches focusing on a specific target audience. We encounter a lot of trendy churches these days that aim their ministry at young families, teens, urban youth, hip-hoppers, and even 'goths'. But have our gray-haired saints become the new outcasts of the modern church? When was the last time that you heard of a church respond to Rick Warren's admonition by saying: "Yeah, I think we'll target senior citizens!"?

Ian from the ROTLC blog has written an excellent article that addresses that common catch-phrase of allurement: "This isn't your grandparent's church!"