Monday, April 20, 2009

Mutuality in the church

The Assembling of the Church: Mutuality: Dangerous, Acceptable, or Necessary

Alan Knox posted a very interesting thought on the idea of "mutuality" in the assembly: mutual edification, mutual teaching, mutual exhortation contrasted with the model that occurs in many churches where mutual edification means one person does the teaching and the rest do the listening. It should spark some interesting conversations. I have said in the past and I am ever more convinced that we have let pragmatism and tradition replace Scripture in far too many instances in the local body.

I really liked one of the commenter's who remarked that we are pretty good at the "don'ts" of Scripture, it is the "do's" that we struggle with. Quite true!

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