American church: Not dead yet

“Most of our churches are built around feeding consumers.” Mike Breen My English friend Mike Breen just wrote an article called “An Obituary for the American Church” in which he outlines 3 problems he believes could kill it: a culture of┬áCelebrity, Consumerism and Competition. Well said. I agree with Mike and recommend reading his article.┬áBut…

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The World’s First Megachurch

Istanbul: This morning I did a tour of the world’s first megachurch. The Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofia in Turkish), opened in 537AD. The original name given to the first construction of this church (360 AD) was “Megalo Ecclesia”. Translation: MEGA CHURCH. Hagia Sophia is one of the Top 20 largest churches in the world if…

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What would you do with the Crystal Cathedral?

The Crystal Cathedral is up for sale and I just heard that someone bought it for $46 million. Dang! Maybe some emerging church out there should have bought the 40 acre campus and recycled it into something useful. Although if Randall Balmer is correct in saying that passing on a huge unsustainable megachurch is a…

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