Category Archives: Thought on churching

Starting Out in a Simple Church

Dan remembers an email conversation he had a number of years ago with a fellow who was just starting out in the adventure or simple churching. This episode touches on a wide variety of topics related to being a simple church.  Some helpful resources are available at summithome.org.

 

Wagons, Ho!

Taking a trip across the wide prairie in this episode. Dan reads a summary of the book, Western Theology, written and illustrated by Wes Seeliger, an Episcopal priest who passed away a number of years ago. The book is actually a satirical look at the church as seen in the context of the Old West. The author compares two kinds of Christians, the Pioneers and the Settlers. Dan, adopting the persona of an old cowboy reads a summary of Seeliger’s book from yet another book, Lion and Lamb, the Relentless Tenderness of Jesus, by Brennan Manning.

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[18 ] Interview: Travis Kolder, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

An interview with Travis Kolder of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network. Travis tells the story of making the transition from a traditional church to house churches. He talks about the challenges of making room for ministering gifts in this new paradigm.  In this episode: