Alan Knox runs a great website called The Assembling of the Church which touches on many of the issues tackled in the book Pagan Christianity that we are discussing from a different angle. One series that he does is called “Scripture… as we live it”, where he ‘edits’ bible verses to expose how we sometimes do church unbiblically. I think it’s a great concept. Here’s a slightly changed example of how Alan thinks we often live out Scripture:
And they devoted themselves to listening to the apostles’ teaching
and fellowship, to the breaking of bread to passing out small bits of bread and small cups of juice a few times each year, and the prayers a few of them attended the weekly prayer meeting. (Acts 2:42 re-mix)
Let me know what you think about how these early Christians lived as seen in Acts, and whether it differs to your experience of your church community… What do you think Alan is pointing out here with his re-mix?