The reactions to the book Pagan Christianity have been heated, both by those who love the book and those who don’t.
About this book, Alan Hirsch said, “Just don’t drop it – it is likely to explode.”
I plan on devoting the next 2 weeks of posts on my blog to Pagan Christianity. I am in the process of reading it and will post throughout my reading of the book. At the end, I will post a review with my personal conclusions.
There are 9 specific church practices which are addressed in the book – buildings, the church service, sermons, pastors, church clothes, worship music, tithing, sacraments, and seminary – something for everyone. I will have a post for each of these topics where we can discuss whether they are inherently evil, absolutely necessary, or maybe just neutral.
I will try to provide enough of a framework to start the discussion. Feel free to drop by and join the discussion on any of the topics regardless of whether you have read the book. The comments are open to all viewpoints, but let’s keep the tone respectful. I will not be responding to the comments during this series.
Let the games begin!
Index of posts:
- To Be or Not To Be
- Why We Do What We Do
- Here’s The Church, Here’s The Steeple
- The Sunday Morning Service
- When You Come Together, Each One Has a Sermon
- Holy Joe
- Sunday Best
- Music In Church
- Show Me The Money
- Water, Bread, and Wine
- The Intellect and Spiritual Formation
- Wrapping It Up
- Pagan Christianity: A Proper Review