What is the Church? Is it the place we have made it to be? Is it merely were we go to purchase private religious experience? A place where we purchase initiation in particular social clubs, whether suburban, or impoverished? Is the church only a place where we buy and sell ideas, whether or not those ideas agree with buying and selling? What is the church? Much like the ad fonts approach of the Reformation, Gary Badcock in The House Where God Lives argues that we need to return to the very foundation of what the church is, its ressourcement, before we can articulate an ecclesiology sufficient to deal with our increasingly global culture. The church is non-negotiable for the Christian, not because of its community, not because of its social abilities, but only because God lives in the Church and nowhere else.
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