Dating church member
We should be giving people a break from things with an opportunity to rest at least ounce a week.We tend to get ourselves so busy that we don't even have the time to think about God.Although Joshua Harris has done a phenomenal job with providing examples and personal stories, he sets up quite an idealistic example of the church.
The problems I've mentioned with the book are quite minor considering the rest of the great content.
So most of the theology is good, just a few big ify things brought up.
You're not part of an audience - you're part of a congregation. Although Joshua Harris has done a phenomenal job with providing examples and personal stories, he sets up quite an idealistic example of the church.
This isn't bad, but in some ways the book came across as a to do list.
This book criticizes church 'daters' as being too individualistic and me-centered but fails to provide a compelling ecclesiology.
In the end it says you should join a church because that is how you will grow and get the most out of your spiritual life. Perhaps it is because this book has a low view of sacraments (the sacraments are there to demonstrate your commitment to Jesus and thus the church). God's mission for the church is given lip-service but is not unpacked and only stated a few times.
We are a generation of consumers, independent and critical.
We attend church, but we don't want to settle down and truly invest ourselves.
Loving Jesus Christ involves a passionate commitment to His church — around the world and down the street. I especially enjoyed the thoughts on attending church as a consumer vs. Consumers critique and analyze the singing, the sermon, the experience.