Today’s Church Isn’t Working. It’s Just That Most People Don’t Know It.
Do you have a nagging feeling that something’s missing from your church experience? You’re not alone. It’s time to discover a better way.
It’s typical that people who read the Bible do so through the lens of their experiences. Christians use the perspective of their practices and look to find support in the Bible. Everyone does this. You do it, and I do it. It’s human nature.
Despite my tenancy to want to justify my religious preferences through the Bible, I strive to take the opposite approach. I look at what the Bible says and use it to inform what I do and reform what I’ve done.
I’ve applied this tactic in my new book, Jesus’s Broken Church. And I find little alignment between what we do in our churches today with what Jesus and the New Testament writers set in motion 2,000 years ago. It’s been a jarring yet invigorating discovery.
Now, at last, I get to share my findings with you. It will change how you view church and what your role should be. It will revitalize your spiritual practices from a solid biblical perspective.
Over the past several months I’ve blogged preliminary sections of my book, Jesus’s Broken Church. The response has been most encouraging.
Here’s what I’ve posted:
- Zealous about Church
- The Old Testament Approach to Church and Worshiping God
- Today’s Church Follows an Old Testament Model
- Jesus Fulfills the Old Testament by Becoming the Ultimate Sin Sacrifice. He Changes Our Perspectives about Church and we learn How to Treat One Another
- The New Testament Approach to Church
- 10 More New Testament Practices Part 1 and Part 2
- 5 New Testament Ideas for Church
- 7 Things Church Is Not
- Realign our Church Practices of Music and Message
- Embrace Fresh Perspectives about Having a Church Building, Staff, Money, Membership, the Kingdom of God, Seminary, Sunday School, Unity, and Making Disciples
To read the final versions of this information, along with more content and additional insights, read the book Jesus’s Broken Church.
It seems my entire life has prepared me to write this book. This wasn’t a couple months of research. Instead, it was a lifetime of experiences, decades of questions, and years of writing. Through it all, I have strived to seek God in a holistic, God-honoring, kingdom-of-God way.
Now, I’m excited to share with you the insights of my lifelong journey with God through its many twists and unexpected revelations as it relates to the church of Jesus. Discover more in my book Jesus’s Broken Church.
Seek God in a holistic, God-honoring, kingdom-of-God way.
Read more about this in Peter’s new book, Jesus’s Broken Church, available in e-book, audiobook, paperback, and hardcover.
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices.