Two Interesting Articles

25 Oct

I ran across two thought-provoking articles today on two different topics.

Russell Moore addresses the issue of Judgment Houses, those Christian haunted houses used by many churches as an outreach during the time around Halloween.

Then, I read an excellent Thom Rainer article on Five Warning Signs of Declining Churches.

I hope you’ll read these articles.  You are free to post comments here if you want to continue the conversation on either of these topics.

The links to each article are listed below . . .

http://www.russellmoore.com/2011/10/24/seven-reasons-halloween-judgment-houses-often-miss-the-mark-2/

http://www.thomrainer.com/2011/10/five-warning-signs-of-declining-church-health-1.php

Have a great Tuesday,

Scott

 

 

 

2 Responses to “Two Interesting Articles”

  1. Lynn October 25, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    Having a part in the design and working in a judgment house for 5+ years, I tend to agree with Mr. Moore. Looking back, our celebrating over a number of people “saved” because they checked a box on a card at the end was at least naive, if not prideful. However, it was a learning experience..trying to make it more biblical. In the end, it became apparent that preaching the Word is where it’s at.

    • jsf08 November 1, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

      I agree with the article as well. I think most Judgment Houses are well-meaning but somewhat misguided efforts. God sometimes works, but it may be time for churches to take a fresh look at how they will interact with Halloween.

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