From the brief 2002 article Flaws in the Church’s DNA by Michael Frost:

The Christendom-era church has these three flaws in its DNA; it is attractional, dualistic and hierarchical.

By attractional, I mean the church plants itself within a particular neighbourhood and expects that people will come to it to meet God and find fellowship with others. between belief and everyday life.

Secondly, the Christendom era church is dualistic. The sickness of attractionalism finds its roots in the church s dualistic spirituality. It separates the sacred from the profane, the holy from the unholy, the in from the out.

Thirdly, the contemporary church is deeply indebted to a hierarchical model of leadership. …From Pentecostals to the Orthodox Church, from Baptists to Episcopalians and Presbyterians the hierarchical model is universal. For how much longer can the church ignore Paul s radical dissolution of the traditional distinctions between priests and laity, between officials and ordinary members, between holy men and common people? Says English pastor, Rob Warner: The first Christians radically reshaped the language of priesthood and sacrifice . In one sense all are priests; believers are their own priests for all have immediacy of access to God s grace in Christ. What priests have performed for others before, believers can now do for themselves. In another sense, none can be appointed priests in the Christian church, for Christ has fulfilled the priestly role once for all.

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