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I Sold My Soul on eBay: What Churches Do Wrong, Part 4

The offense of religious exclusivity This complaint of Mehta’s is not that we think only Christians are saved. Rather, it’s that Christians seem to unnecessarily refuse to associate with non-Christians. His first example is that fact that the Boy Scouts … Continue reading

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I Sold My Soul on eBay: What Churches Do Wrong, Part 3

Religious extremism Mehta points out that Christianity has many nationally prominent personalities who embarrass the church. He particularly criticizes those who announce that natural disasters and epidemics are God’s vengeance on the U.S., homosexuals, etc. His suggested solution is simple: … Continue reading

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I Sold My Soul on eBay: What Churches Do Wrong, Part 2

Not paying attention in church Again, Mehta nails us. One would think the adults would be role models, listening to the pastor, maybe even taking notes. Instead, what I saw especially in some of the smaller churches were adults who … Continue reading

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I Sold My Soul on eBay: What Churches Do Wrong, Part 1

Now we get to the good stuff … what churches do wrong. I mean, this is the area where we can learn the most about how to do better. A Lack of Sensitivity to Nonreligious People Mehta found many of … Continue reading

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I Sold My Soul on eBay: What Churches Do Right, Part 2

Energy level and passion Mehta noticed that churches vary greatly in energy and passion. The churches I enjoyed the most had a buzz of excitement that was noticeable from the moment I walked in the door. … The positive feeling … Continue reading

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I Sold My Soul on eBay: What Churches Do Right, Part 1

I’m not going to go over Mehta’s impressions of the individual churches. It’s great material, but it’s best to just buy and read the book. Rather, I’m skipping way over toward the end where he summarizes his impressions. He begins … Continue reading

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I Sold My Soul on eBay: Introduction

Preachers, elders, church leaders, and evangelists, If you’ve not bought and read this book, you should. As the title suggests, it’s intelligent, witty, and unconventional. And it’s a useful guide on how to be more attractive to the unchurched. The … Continue reading

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