Seeker Friendly

There Is No Such Thing as a SeekerPart 2 – What does it mean to “seek”?Steven Long 6/02/12

Our last post on this topic confronted the idea behind most seeker sensitive churches that so-called friendship evangelism was foreign to Scripture. Of course, there’s a lot more to seeker churches than that, but this is the method which drives most of their evangelism zeal. I left the open-ended question in the last post of what it really meant to…

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Steven Furtick: Preaching to the Dead and Starving the SheepDan Long 6/03/12

God’s Word makes it very clear that there is no such thing as a “God Seeker.” As a matter of fact it is quite the opposite. The Bible labels the entire human race with these characteristics: “dead in trespasses and sins,” Ep. 2:1; Ep 2:5; Col. 2:13; Mat.8:22; 1John 3:14, “slaves to sin,” Jn. 8:34; Ro. 6:20; 2Pe. 2:19, “enemies…

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What Modern Youth Group Should Look Like Steven Long 6/01/12

From the most recent issue of Voice of the Martyrs. Support the persecuted church with your prayers and financial gifts. Eulalia—A.D. 304 Thirteen-year-old Eulailia yearned to die for Christ. She live in Merida, Spain, during the “Great Persecution,” when Christians in the Roman Empire were commanded to sacrifice to the gods or face execution. Eulalia’s parents, afraid of what she…

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Seeker Friendly

There Is No Such Thing as a SeekerPart1–What’s wrong with being seeker friendly?

Steven Long 5/29/12 The seeker friendly church dominates much of the Evangelical scene today. With its pragmatic approach evangelism and its non-confrontational message of the gospel this movement has been growing rapidly ever since its conception in the late 70’s, early 80’s. The idea conceived is to approach the individual with “no pressure” and slowly introduce them to the Christian…

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The Great Theological Famine

Steven Long 5/27/12 Did you know that most people who call themselves Christians are theologically void? It’s true. Sadly, our nation seems to be experiencing a theological famine that has never been seen before–at least not in this author’s time. I recently posted a theological quiz on this blog just to see how many would take it and what the…

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Detecting a Counterfieit

Daniel Long 5/26/12 I work at a money processing center. As part of my job, I handle large quantities of currency every day. And when you handle that much currency, you are bound to come across counterfeit bills. Of course we have counterfeit detectors built into the equipment that we use to process the money, but many times the equipment…

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