Thursday, November 25, 2004

Return to the "House-church"

In some ways, it is regrettable that a fine, lovely,and wonderful little group "belongs" to a larger organized faith. I'd love to find a small, simple church that did not belong to a larger "mother" organization--
complete with hierarchy, dogma,finances, and all the rest.

I guess that this is just a fantasy that I've brought over from the first century. Then, as primitive Christians called "gnostics," we met in homes or "house-churches." Everything was delightfully, marvelously simple. That is why we have the Pneumarium family gatherings in our garage. It's the closest thing to a "house-church" in the modern world. Simple and sweet, no granite dogmas, no administrative hierarchy, no complex economics or real estate!

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