Sam Metcalf reports his notes from an evening conversation with Alan Hirsch (Forge, TSOTTC; HT:TSK). Lots there, but two samples:
China is an atheistic state forcing the church to act out its essential DNA. The worst thing the government could do is to legalize the church.
We are people of the “story.” Not just people of the book. Complexity mucks it all up. Jesus movements are not complex. Pentecostal movements are not complicated. They focus on Jesus.
Hey Bro Maynard
I saw this on Sam’s blog. Actually IT’s a real mix of some of the stuff said. But just to clarify one thing…the second last sentence on ‘pentecostal movements’ I was actually referring more to what I call ‘phenomenal movements’ not pentecostal movements. The phenomenal movements I was referring to were the EArly Christian Movement and the Underground Chinese Church.
Peace to you my friend.
Thanks for dropping by. “Phenomenal movements” not restricted to Pentecostal movements makes sense. I much appreciate your thoughts and writing on these subjects… would love to hear more of your thoughts on phenomenal movements as well as on house church structures in China and their effect on church growth there. A couple of subjects I’ve been musing on which come up from time to time around here. Will have to get you not just to Canada soon, but also to Winnipeg.