Mentioned in this episode is Robert J. Banks, Australian biblical scholar, practical theologian, innovative lay educator and church planter. Among his books are, The Church Comes Home, Paul’s Idea of Community, and Going to Church in the First Century.
Dan discusses three things that make it important to learn how to do church smaller and disbursed. Should we have a church of 150 or should we have 10 churches of 15?
When reading your Bible, have you ever been tempted to skip over Romans 16. After all, it’s just a list of names, most of which you can’t pronounce and people you’ve never heard of. But, wait. There’s more there than it might appear. Could it be that the Holy Spirit preserved this part so we could catch a glimpse of the tender affection that characterizes what we’re calling a “church of the heart”? Dan makes some observations about the nature of the community of the church.