Without intending to, Christianity won the West. It toppled the Roman Empire. And it did so without raising a sword. What was the secret of the early church's influence? And where did we go wrong? This week at Church on Tap we discover the secret (which happens to be a lesson for us about judging others.) This may be exactly where the church has gone wrong. . .
“The Disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.” (Acts 11:26) From this one verse of scripture we come to an uncomfortable truth. Before the word Christian was ever used, the word "disciple" was used to describe the followers of Jesus. It’s an uncomfortable for us because “Christian” is a pretty flexible word these days. You can define it, redefine it, misdefine it; you can hide behind the name “Christian”, and do all sorts of things in the name of Christianity. You can even go to war in under the name “Christian” : But you can’t do the same thing with the word “disciple”. Using a video from teacher Andy Stanley, join us Sunday night at 8 p.m. at the Canalside as we seek to find out more about this word “Disciple” and how it challenges our lifestyles as Christians.”