Reflexion, A Spiritual Community

1 Corinthians 12:1

October 17, 2021 Chuck Smith, Jr Season 10 Episode 13
Reflexion, A Spiritual Community
1 Corinthians 12:1
Show Notes

 In the 1960's, the Roman Catholic Church began a project of renovation
 According to a friend of mine who is a priest,
“Vatican II, opened windows to allow fresh air to enter the church”
- in hindsight, we could say they missed a few dark corners
(but perhaps the changes made then set in motion the way that the Roman Catholic Church handles those things today)
• by the 1970's, the Evangelical movement was placed under the microscope
◦ in 1970 Larry Richards published A New Face for the Church
◦ in 1975 Howard Snyder, published The Problem of Wine Skins
(religious systems that have become so rigid they are unable to accommodate the Holy Spirit)
• they argued that the biblical design was more relational and less institutional
- the church has always had its critics
• but also, it has always had its problems
◦ and it will always have problems, because the church is human