Zane Anderson of the House Church Network recently published a helpful review of Pagan Christianity: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices, by Frank Viola and George Barna. The review is entitled Pagan Christianity: Real Hope or Shrill Hype.

Although Anderson is himself an advocate of the House-Church Movement, and I certainly would not agree with him on a number of things, it is refreshing to find a voice among them that avoids some of the more extreme conclusions reached by men such as Viola.

As the regular readers of this blog know, I have been responding critically to some of the common views of the movement as set forth by men such as Steve Atkerson and Beresford Job, and I hope that these men too would distance themselves from some of the extreme and outrageous arguments of men like Viola and Barna. At any rate, I think it behooves me in all fairness to inform my readers of such a dissenting voice as Anderson’s from within the movement itself, especially since -at least with regard to Pagan Christianity – I am in pretty close agreement with him.

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