Wolfgang Simson's earlier book, Houses that change the world, has always been a favorite of mine. I just recently began reading the follow-up/big-brother, of that book, entitled The Starfish Manifesto.
A few interesting thoughts so far…
On the church entering Babylonian Captivity… the Holy Spirit is no longer the driving force of the Church, Mammon is. Part of this captivity is the current obsession with hyper-activist, high adrenalin programs and methods and approaches, celebrated as saviors for a run-down system.
The current average cost for Christian evangelism and missions is $330,000 for every newly baptized person.
We have stolen the church from God, and he wants it back from us thieves.
God wants a veil-less church without pulpits and clergy-laity distinctions. A pastor, no matter how godly he conducts himself, actually
stands more in the way of this than he is of help, because he has become a symbol of that very discrepancy.
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