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The Convergent Church: Moving Toward the Unity for Which Jesus Prayed

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WARNING: The Convergent Church is a PhD dissertation (2012) and contains academic research.

Author Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity

It’s made available primarily to aid others who are conducting their own research on the future of the Christian Church. If this is what you seek, here’s an overview:

Contemporary Christianity has arguably made the same mistakes today as the Pharisees and Sadducees made two thousand years ago.

The Pharisees added many human-made rules and traditions to the Bible, while the Sadducees reduced Scripture to only the Law of Moses, ignoring the rest of the Old Testament.

Similarly, modern Christians have created their own traditions that either override or limit biblical truth, neglecting important teachings from the New Testament.

This dilutes the authority of God’s word. This theological foundation of the contemporary church is neither biblically nor historically valid, leading to numerous practices that conflict with biblical principles.

Most of today’s Christianity stems from the Reformation, but as it happened over 500 years ago, a new major movement is on the horizon. This work will explore present-day revolutionary developments in comparison to the Protestant Reformation.

The question is, will this revolution result in further division, as historical evidence suggests, or will it bring about greater unity among followers of Jesus? Will we witness a convergence of our faith?

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The Convergent Church, a dissertation by Peter DeHaan, PhD

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.

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