This is the latest in my Revelation series in Christian Today – you can read Here
The unedited original is below….
I originally entitled it – The Open Door
There is an old limerick “ Two men looked out of prison bars, one saw earth and one saw stars”. What do you see when you look at the Church in the West today? Some churches copy the business practice of SWOT analysis, looking at the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. In Christ’s Letters to the Seven Churches in Revelation 2 and 3, it’s as though he has been conducting his own SWOT analysis on the Church in the West today.
In the English-speaking churches in the 19th century there was an optimism that existed because of a combination of political, social, economic and theological considerations. Regarding the latter…
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