A recent Time article about house churches sent my mind spinning off on a tangent. I have a fondness for the concept of house churches.
But I began to wonder about something. The critique of the home church about megachurches is often that they are too big, not biblical enough, and reflective of America’s self-centered, shopping mall mindset.
Could it be that the same sort of critique could be leveled at home churches? Could it be that home churches – as seen in the States (this is an important qualifier) – are just another version of the desires of the self elevated into another realm of consumer religion?
I’ve always had a deep love for the concept of home churches, but the article in Time really rubbed me the wrong way. Sure, that could be the slant of the writer, but is there something to it?