New Testament Church Proliferation Digest

 

Spreading the Gospel via House Churches

 


New Testament Church Proliferation Digest Wednesday, March 13 2002 Vol 02 : 054
[NTCP] Native American House Church Planting

Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 08:07:11 +0200
From: "Deborah"
Subject: [NTCP] Native American House Church Planting

David Cummings wrote:

>Why do our traditional Indian people reject Christ? Could it be that they see
>him divided among us and they seek peace? Could it be that they see us
>following the programmed approach of the dominant culture and they want
>intimacy? Could it be that they see the norm in the church as self-serving and
>they want to re-kindle the warrior vision to help the people? And could it be
>that they have in the past caught glimpses of the true God in their own
>cultural forms of worship and they want to know how to maintain a relationship
>with the God that loves Indians just as we are and they reject a God that
>would dump them as a people?

Hey bro! Good to hear from you!!! Did you find that refreshing in the Lord
you were looking for? Also, when are you and your sweety going to pay me a
visit here in the "hole-y" city? There's a crew of guys returning to the park
near my apartment. I'm getting the "itch" to camp. Anyway, your post was a
thought-provoker. It shows how easy it is to alienate various peoples through
the imposition of our own cultural forms. Many Native Americans are no doubt
turned off to the "white man's" *style* of "church," but I'd be willing to bet
that they are also generally turned off to our complicity in past and current
crimes against humanity. Namely their humanity. Huh? In your opinion, what
can we caucasian Christians do *in repentence* to unblock the flow of God's
grace to Native peoples in the U.S.? Is there anything? ...

Michael
Jerusalem


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