I recently have been in contact with several people throughout the Mid-South who have been gathering in homes for quite some time. It is interesting to find that as we travel further down the proverbial “rabbit hole” away from institutional Christianity, that we are finding many who have been paving this road long before us. It is humbling and fascinating.
BTW, if you would like to read a good book concerning this phenomenon, you should check out “Revolution” by George Barna.
Anyway, a gentleman from Jackson, MS, who will remain nameless until I have his permission to use his name, sent me a book a couple of days ago entitled, “Corinthian Elders”. It is a very interesting look through the book of Corinthians concerning the role of elders in Scripture. He wrote this short book as an answer to questions from family and friends who did not understand why he left the main-stream church they were a part of. I am nearly through the book and will be speaking with the author about my thoughts. I hope to share in the near future my own thoughts on the role of elders within churches.
It will probably not come as a surprise that I think Jesus should have the preeminence among his Bride. However, that tends not to be the case these days….
What think ye?