I remember someone describing the setting of a basketball game as thousands of people sitting in the stands who desperately need exercise watching ten guys who desperately need rest! Sometimes this would be a realistic description of the church. A few people are in the game playing their hardest while others are just watching what … More Player or Spectator?
I don’t like the words “church member.” I have been concerned for many years about how Christians view “membership” in the local church. The problem comes because of our cultural understanding of the word “member.” We use this word when we talk about certain clubs like the Lion’s club, Rotary club, or a country club. … More What does “church member” mean?