Worldliness

A Model for Church Discipline

"In general, with many exceptions, of course (and I am not including here real fundamentalist churches), American evangelical churches have allowed biblical and traditional virtues, values and rules to fall away. Individualism has become the norm; each church member’s lifestyle and conduct is solely between him/her and God." - Roger Olson

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Survey: Half of U.S. ‘Christians’ Say Casual Sex Is Acceptable

"According to a new survey by Pew Research, half of self-identified Christians in America say casual sex is sometimes or always acceptable. The survey defined casual sex as sex between consenting adults who are not in a committed romantic relationship." - TGC

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Slip Sliding Away: Culturally Accommodated “Christianity”

"To what extent do we, American Christians especially, allow our Christianity to be shaped and re-shaped by contemporary American culture? Are we supposed to stand out rather than (just) fit in? To what extent? Whatever happened to the Christian norm of avoiding 'worldliness?' Do we throw the baby out with the bathwater when we move away from perceived legalisms of the past and embrace the permissive standards of contemporary culture?" - Roger Olson

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Cultural Research Center: We’re Experiencing Another Reformation, and Not in a Good Way

"A new report released Tuesday by the Cultural Research Center (CRC) of Arizona Christian University has a troubling conclusion.... Unlike the Protestant Reformation, whose goal was to return to the foundational teachings of the Bible, this modern movement is one where Americans are redefining biblical beliefs according to secular values."- C.Leaders

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“How does a pastor end up wearing shoes that exceed the annual amount an average American contributes to their retirement?"

"The church in the U.S. is strong numerically, but weak because it is worldly. The church in America is in the world and of the world; and as a result, it is in profound cultural captivity." - Christianity Today

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Matt Chandler warns Church is no longer about discipleship but 'being entertained'

"Matt Chandler, lead pastor of The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, recently criticized the amusement-driven church and encouraged Christians to participate in the Body of Christ for the purposes of discipleship and community — not entertainment." - Christian Post

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