Tag Archives: Ecclesiology

130: Back to the Basics of Simple Church Part Three

Recently, Gavin Duerson hosted a breakfast seminar for his network of house churches in Lexington, Kentucky. In today’s podcast, he recaps some of the key principles shared at that seminar. Today we discuss the importance of “receiving love” in the Christian life and in pursuit of simple/house/micro church. This is part three of a three part series.

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129: Back to the Basics of Simple Church Part Two

Recently, Gavin Duerson hosted a breakfast seminar for his network of house churches in Lexington, Kentucky. In today’s podcast, he recaps some of the key principles shared at that seminar. This is part two of a two part series.

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128: Back to the Basics of Simple Church Part One

Recently, Gavin Duerson hosted a breakfast seminar for his network of house churches in Lexington, Kentucky. In today’s podcast, he recaps some of the key principles shared at that seminar. This is part one of a two part series.

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127: Deconstructing

What does a person mean when they say they are “deconstructing their faith?” Does it mean that they have questions, or even doubts about their faith in Christ, or does it mean that they are walking away from their faith altogether? If so, what can the church do to help such a person? Tom and Gavin explore this phenomenon in the North American Church.

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126: We Review “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill”

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Tom and Gavin review the popular Christianity Today podcast series, “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill.” We examine the spectacular arc of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, pastored by Mark Driscoll, from its simple beginnings to its tremendous popularity and its sudden implosion in 2014. There is much for any church to learn from this story and the Keep it Simple Podcast will highlight some of the cautionary lessons to be learned.

If you want to listen to Christianity Today’s podcast, “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill” by Mike Cosper, go here:

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/podcasts/rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill/

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125: We’re Back Baby! A Long Overdue Update!

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After two years of silence, Tom and Gavin sit down before the microphones to record another episode of Keep It Simple: A Simple Church Podcast. I this episode, we discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected our house churches and where we would like to see our churches go in the coming months.

 

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124: What Does a Local Church “Owe” Its Members?

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In today’s lively discussion, Tom “ambushes” Gavin with an impromptu question: What is the local church’s responsibility towards its members/attendees? Listen as Tom and Gavin hash out what they see are just some of the duties that a local expression of a church should perform to serve its congregation.

 


Episode Twenty Three: Simple Church Defined

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After twenty-two episodes of Keep It Simple, we wanted to dedicate an episode to exploring what Simple Church (a.k.a. Organic Church, House Church, Micro Church, etc.) is. Defining what “Simple” Church is can be very complex. But Tom, Gavin and Matt are going to give it a try.