Church

Church

Here a are pages relative to the workings of the church; in particular, the local church.

Both/And Worship

In the pandemic (started March 11, 2020) many churches went to various forms of virtual worship.  As we progressed and came out of the pandemic, the realization is that we need to have in-person worship and have a virtual option. Jason Moore has written on this and does presentations. BOTH-AND to be Continued Handbook (PDF) …

Church History

Church History, Church Councils, and Church Fathers Need to add, Constantine Church Councils First Council of Nicaea in 325, First Council of Constantinople in 381, Council of Ephesus in 431, Council of Chalcedon in 451, Second Council of Constantinople in 553, Third Council of Constantinople from 680–681 Second Council of Nicaea in 787.   #3 …

Denominations of Christianity

This page attempts to understand the relationships between and among denominations. From wikipedia A graphic from quora. From Bibletruths.org

Decline and Comeback of the Church

The American church after World War II seemed to be strong and flourishing. Attendance was very good in the 1950’s. Since the 60’s it has been dropping. Church attendance has taken a big hit in the pandemic. This page is set up to look at the issues and look for ways for the church to …

The Puritans and John Bunyan

Puritanism occurred in England and in America.  There are many varieties of Puritanism. The Puritans were English Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries (1500’s and 1600’s) who sought to purify the Church of England of Roman Catholic practices, maintaining that the Church of England had not been fully reformed and should become more Protestant. …