Saturday, 4 October 2014

DIVIDING WORD FROM FLESH

A superb 22 point demolition here at the 9Marks blog of the Multi-site Church model which seems so popular in the US.

These two especially hit it out of the park for me.


7. Multi-site churches which use video preaching unwittingly communicate that singing is more significant for Christian growth and closer to the heart of worship than hearing God’s preached Word. After all, how many multi-site churches stream their music over video from a central location? A church wouldn’t dare import the music, it’s thought. People need to engage with a live band. People need their music authentic, personal, enfleshed. But preaching? Apparently, it can be imported from afar.


20. In an age which wants authenticity and reality, multi-site is ironically anti-incarnational: it divides Word from flesh.