Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Talk Back: Man Church

I am opening this post up for your discernment expertise, yes you.

Please visit this page from a local mega-church that I used to attend and let me know your thoughts on Man Church. Good, bad, ugly?

Comment moderation will be turned off for today, play nice. Your turn, post away.

8 comments:

jm.rocks.you said...

I find it greatly disturbing. A congregation whose purpose is to edify man and provide solution to his felt needs. Nowhere in their church descricption can I read: "Come to our church... We'll study God's Word so you can know God."
Very disappointing.

On a personal note; Phil, thank you for posting links Jim McClarty's audio clips. Thanks to you I've found one more of the few great expositors of our day. I learned a great deal from him. Thanks Phil.

John said...

I like the concept, but the promotion seems rather man centered. I don't think I could actually give a fair assesment unless I attended.

John Kuvakas said...

I agree with John. It's much too difficult to tell what's happening without seeing the content. If this is an outreach, it could very well be successful. If it's juts another version of 'Gospel Lite', i fell sorry for them because it looks like a lot of effort has been put into it. I like that they ended with Scripture.

Morris Brooks said...

For some reason I don't believe the church is a Christian comedy club, a frat house for guys, or a place where you can kick back and relax. Then next step will be BYOB and then open bar. This kind of silly promotion is just more evidence that the church is losing its saltiness and is at the point where its only use will be for the dung heap.

Several people much smarter than me have said, "What you win people with is what you win people to." I don't think this fits in with the Scriptural admonition in I Corinthians 15:34 about being sober-minded.

Robert W said...

"Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness."

Jnicholasherron said...

Socializing with fellow Christians can never be a bad thing, and I feel gender-specific events can be a real growing point for men and women. However, I also feel that church service should be kept separate from events that seek to entertain members with cookouts and comedians. Personally, I don't want my church to be like a football game or a comedy club, I want my church to be about knowing and worshiping the LORD.

Having said that, I think that having resources in the community where Christians can get together in the name of the LORD and for the sake of Christian fellowship is also important, as long as it does not interfere with regular church services or overshadow the Word of the LORD. Peace.

Philip@ReformedVoices said...

"On a personal note; Phil, thank you for posting links Jim McClarty's audio clips. Thanks to you I've found one more of the few great expositors of our day. I learned a great deal from him. Thanks Phil."

No problem, I am glad to get good teaching out there and I think Jim has been blessed with a lot of wisdom to teach us. I just got through his Genesis series and have learned so much. Grace and peace to you, Philip

Kirby said...

To me, pointing out that the world is engaging in worldy behaviour seems monumentally unnecessary.

I described it better here:

http://www.kirbywallace.com/KirbyWallaceIndex.asp?action=&articleid=24