Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Brethren Church in Twin Cities

Dunker Journal links approvingly to a new Brethren church plant in the twin cities, noting that it doesn't sound like "they will be opening the circle." The church web site is under construction and nowhere mentions that the church is affiliated with the Brethren Church, a sister denomination to the Church of the Brethren that broke away as a progressive group in 1882 only to be swept by the fundamentalist movement soon after. In any case there is nothing on the website but this list of recent sermon topics:

Introduction (1:1-3)

11/23/08 Jesus Revealed (1:4-20)
11/30/08 The Seven Churches I (2:1-29)
12/07/08 The Seven Churches II (3:1-22)
12/14/08 Setting the Stage – The Throne of God (4:1-5:14)
12/21/08 Is Jesus Really the Reason for the Season?
12/30/08 Preparing for the New Year
01/04/09 Reading the Judgment: The Seven Seals I (6:1-6:17)
01/11/09 Reading the Judgment: The Seven Seals II (7:1-8:5)
01/18/09 Announcing the Judgment: The Seven Trumpets I (8:6-9:21)
01/25/09 Announcing the Judgment: The Seven Trumpets II (10:1-11:19)
02/01/09 The Ancient Cosmic Battle (12:1-14:20)
02/08/09 Pouring out the Judgment: The Seven Bowls (15:1-16:21)
02/15/09 The Judgment of a Culture of Greed, Lust, and Power (17:1-18:24)
02/22/09 The Battle of Armageddon (19:1-20:6)
03/01/09 The Last World War: The Summing Up of All Things in Christ (20:7-22:6)
03/08/09 Revelation for the Church (22:7-21)
Definitely doesn't sound like my cup of tea, but I wish them well. Interestingly, I am just finishing up a series on the "books of the Bible I don't like and why," and Revelation is my last book.

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