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110: Can Hierarchy Be Good for the Church?

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A recent Wall Street Journal article* extolls the virtues of hierarchical structures in an increasingly networked society. Tom and Gavin examine this article in the context of church. Is hierarchy good or harmful when applied to ecclesiology? How much hierarchy is needed for a church to function? How much does it take to become toxic? How do we find the right balance?

*In Praise of Hierarchy, by Niall Ferguson   https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-praise-of-hierarchy-1515175338

 

 

 

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107: Interview With Jeff Fields Pt. 2

Today, Gavin interviews Jeff Fields, co-author – along with his brother Roger – of the book “Breaking the Hex: Life With God After the Cross Killed Religion.” While the title sounds complicated, the concept is simple. Living the Christian life is not nearly as hard as we try to make it. All our efforts to try to get God to love us are in vain. God already loves us so much that He sent Jesus to die for us on the cross. We merely need to rest in Him. Yet the simplicity of the Gospel is too foreign for many people who think that it is only through great effort that one attains approval by God. This is part two of a two-part series.

 

Did Jesus leave Heaven, come to this earth, live a perfect life, endure a horrible crucifixion and rise from the dead so that we could live a life of never-ending Christian obligations? (Really?)
Did I misunderstand how this works? (YES.) THAT is what this book is about. It turns out I was under a HEX and didn’t know it. And there is no freedom under the hex.  –The Fields Brothers

 

To see Jeff’s and Roger’s Book, go here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1975909771/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1506097552&sr=1-1&keywords=breaking+the+hex


106: Interview With Jeff Fields Pt. 1

Today, Gavin interviews Jeff Fields, co-author – along with his brother Roger – of the book “Breaking the Hex: Life With God After the Cross Killed Religion.” While the title sounds complicated, the concept is simple. Living the Christian life is not nearly as hard as we try to make it. All our efforts to try to get God to love us are in vain. God already loves us so much that He sent Jesus to die for us on the cross. We merely need to rest in Him. Yet the simplicity of the Gospel is too foreign for many people who think that it is only through great effort that one attains approval by God. This is part one of a two-part series.

 

Did Jesus leave Heaven, come to this earth, live a perfect life, endure a horrible crucifixion and rise from the dead so that we could live a life of never-ending Christian obligations? (Really?)
Did I misunderstand how this works? (YES.) THAT is what this book is about. It turns out I was under a HEX and didn’t know it. And there is no freedom under the hex.  –The Fields Brothers

 

To see Jeff’s and Roger’s Book, go here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1975909771/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1506097552&sr=1-1&keywords=breaking+the+hex