One of my all-time favorite series here at From the Pew is back on my blog. Yes, I have re-posted all the posts in the "Re-Thinking Church Membership" series. I have also added the link to this series in the "Blog Series" header, as well as to the "Ongoing Blog Series" links in the right margin.
This is another of my "Re-Thinking" series that I took down (I'll go into why this happened at a later date) and planned to re-post after
some re-working. Well, this one is now back! This series had reached over 30 posts
at the time I took it down.
I look at a common doctrine of church membership as
is widely taught in conservative evangelical circles today. I show how this
particular doctrine misses the mark biblically, how it is widely supported by
many well known evangelical leaders, and I have proposed a solution for the
unintended consequences it fosters, all to the disbelief of its adherents. Stay
tuned as this series grows.
Please read it in its entirety to get the overall flavor of what I'm saying about church membership. If this is too much, I plan to sometime in the near future re-post each of the posts one at a time, every few days, over the course of a couple months to allow an easier time in following along. I hope this series provokes its readers to further thinking about this important topic.