This video has been around awhile, so you may have seen it before. It’s a parody of a specific way of doing church, but of course we all have our own liturgies or orders of service. So let’s have a good chuckle when we watch this, but let’s also consider why we do what we do every week in our church services. And maybe ponder this question: Is there a way for us to get away from the church service as a weekly production or show? Isn’t there a more authentic way of gathering as a community of believers?
Please note, this is satire:
Another excellent video from Reasonable Faith:
These are some of the same observations I had when becoming personally familiar with the EFCA:
Here’s an excellent presentation of the Cosmological Argument for the existence of God from William Lane Craig and Reasonable Faith:
Some of you know that I’m passionate about church-based theological education. While I’m extremely thankful for sound evangelical scholarship and appreciate seminary professors as vital resources for the church, I’ve long been a proponent of training pastors in a local church context. There’s much to commend such an approach both biblically and historically (and economically).
So you can understand my excitement at learning more about EFCA Gateway. This EFCA ministry is designed for leaders who need theological and pastoral training, but lack the time and resources to access traditional seminary education. I hope to write more about EFCA Gateway in the future, but probably the best introduction is this video: