Most of us at some point shall have to choose a church. Are they all the same? No. How on earth does one? On what basis? In my experience people use a variety of criteria, not all of them good. Families choose congregations on the basis of facilities, youth groups, convenience, demographics, and a host of other reasons. To be sure, it’s perfectly reasonable to think about these things. We are human and we do live in physical world and these sort of things are unavoidable. They’re part of the human condition but, all things being equal, should these sorts of considerations be definitive? There are some other considerations which probably don’t get the attention they deserve. A while back Chris Gordon, co-pastor at Escondido URC and host of Abounding Grace Radio, and I sat down to talk about the theological, spiritual, and practical issues involved in choosing a church.
Here’s the audio.
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