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gregoryfl
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Posted: Aug-11-08 at 11:58pm | IP Logged  

What a wonderful vision of the functioning church Frank has been able to describe in Reimagining Church. Frank takes the reader on a journey out of an institutional mindset and into an organic way of seeing what the writers of the scriptures were experiencing and communicating in the letters they wrote. In Frank's own words he says:
"Christians must learn the language of scripture with respect to the church. The original meaning of countless biblical terms like "church, " "minister,""house of God ,"Ö..have largely been lost. These words have been invested with institutional power. A power that was foreign to those who originally penned them."

Reimagining Church challenges the readerís mindset towards a different vista. To see from the table of fellowship and to not settle for the good that we have experienced in the church, but to desire the BEST of what God has intended for the church in its practice and expression of His life. Each chapter takes on well known doctrines and practices of the modern church and lays them out as they are presently practiced, and then, challenges them through the light of God's intention of community with man.

While there are a few points I disagree with, the overall points in the book are well worth the read.


      

What do you see when you look at me? Not the visible me that your eyes can see. For in Christ I am dead, yet alive and free. Free to be it all, as he lives in me.
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realrestisbest
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Muhahah Muahahah all done the line.....
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the shovel
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realrestisbest wrote:
Muhahah Muahahah all done the line.....


I just finished telling Sherri that you've gotta be laughing about this. 


      

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Dignz
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"Muhahah Muahahah all done the line....."

         


      

"afterall, he's not a tame lion"
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Rudolf
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Posted: Aug-15-08 at 9:21am | IP Logged  

I haven't read the book, but have read others of Frank Viola. There's a group I know that has had some help from a brother close to Frank Viola. I love to be with them, because they are real and deeply love each other. I love how Frank Viola desires to build up the church, and respect him for that.

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realrestisbest
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the shovel wrote:
[QUOTE=realrestisbest]Muhahah Muahahah all done the line.....


I just finished telling Sherri that you've gotta be laughing about this. 


Yeah, I guess you could say it was pretty funny once I realized it.
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