In that case, "God is refashioned in the image of residential deity and the world is left apparently bereft of the divine presence, which is enshrined within and reserved exclusively for the Church." (5) If the church were it confine the presence of God within itself and attempt to expand the presence of God by planting churches in the churchless
areas, then the mission of the triune God would be reduced to the mission of the churches located in specific areas.
I asked for churchless
pleasures to disturb my numb
I have watched "churchless
nones" on the rise with fascination and eager anticipation, never dread.
Her investigation of "religious practice in a predominantly churchless
context" (16) represents a major contribution to our understanding of spirituality in the USSR after World War II.
His "radical" letters home in on the question of what it means to be church in the "world come of age." He is not concerned for a "churchless
" Christianity, but a Christianity embodied in a church that identifies with the world, a Christianity without religious privileges, taking the shape of Christ in his existence for others.
Keats, a San Francisco writer and self-described experimental philosopher and conceptual artist, has designed a ''millennium camera'' that he intends to mount in a churchless
steeple on a college campus and chronicle climate change by taking a 1,000-year exposure of a western Massachusetts mountain range.
: UNDERSTANDING TODAY'S UNCHURCHED AND HOW TO CONNECT WITH THEM examines what causes people to stay away from church, what makes them feel engaged, and how churchless
people have different reasons for not going than in the past.
Peace Section in Japan (1957-1960), he published an article in the MQR on the "churchless
Christianity," a movement founded by the Japanese Christian leader Uchimura Kanzo (1861-1930) that "expresses and perpetuates itself through small Bible study groups" and proved a fruitful example of the sort of church organization Peachey admired.(63) Concern members, particularly the prolific John Howard Yoder, also published in the Christian Minis try, Christian Living, and the Gospel Herald, all Mennonite publications, as well as in a variety of other periodicals and books.
Recent iterations of this debate were ignited through Herbert Hoefer's Churchless
The author shifts from collecting and surveying statements made in the context of field research to offering advice to Christian leaders (in India and abroad) regarding how best to avoid the global-local ("glocal") propagation of a watered-down, "syncretistic" and "churchless
Christianity" made up of "television converts" who are shallow, materialistic Hindus-cum-Christians (176-177).
Every Sunday, the churchless
ministry holds a simple worship service with a rolled-out oak altar.
But they didn't go as far in the direction of a natural, churchless
mysticism beyond belief, as we can today and as I think we will.