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Pagan Christianity? : exploring the roots of our church practices

by Viola, Frank.

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"Are we really doing church "by the Book?" Why does the pastor preach a sermon at every service? Why do our church services seem so similar week after week? Why does the congregation sit passively in pews? Not sure? Pagan Christianity makes an unsettling proposal: Most of what present-day Christians... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Preface / by Frank Viola
  • Introduction: What happened to the church? / by George Barna
  • Have we really been doing it by the book?
  • The church building
  • The order of worship
  • The sermon
  • The pastor
  • Sunday morning costumes
  • Ministers of music
  • Tithing and clergy salaries
  • Baptism and the Lord's Supper
  • Christian education
  • Reapproaching the New Testament
  • A second glance at the Savior
  • Afterword: The next step
  • Final words : Q & A with Frank Viola and George Barna.