The Gospel Deconstructs the Church?

Running an errand this morning I began listening to a podcast featuring Scot Mcknight. Speaking to a group of small group leaders McKnight remarked the popular form of the Gospel we preach deconstructs the Church. He described the matter by saying our patterned description of a movement of God exclusively for you and about you strips community from the Gospel – the Kingdom of God. Scot noted this may well be illustrated by Barna’s assertion more and more find the “Church irrelvant.” McKnight describes our culture inebriated on individualism. I am looking forward to listening to the rest of this podcast and encourage you to check it out.

Thinking about this statement during the day today I could not help but think of a couple of other pieces that seem to draw similar conclusions. Natalie reflects on a post by her late father. And, Maggi Dawn writes about Christianity and Church noting the need for community.

More and more I do see the effects of a truncated Gospel.

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.