Narratief vir kerk-wees vandag

Show simple item record Van der Merwe, J.C. (Jacobus Christiaan) 2015-05-28T07:36:07Z 2015-05-28T07:36:07Z 2014-11-20
dc.description.abstract We live in a time when survival seems to be the biggest concern of most mainline congregations and denominations. How can the church possibly survive? This is a question that is asked in almost every corner of the institution. Since the 1960s, numerous books and articles have been published, trying to get a handle on why the mainline churches are in decline. Whatever the cause may be, decline is causing great fear and anxiety in the mainline churches. In an effort to answer the underlying question: ‘What shall we do to turn the situation around?’, some churches are simply trying to ‘market’ themselves and their message. Others try to ’do’ church differently. Some try to rediscover the purpose of the church, et cetera. Cheryl Peterson argues that churches are, in fact, facing an ecclesial crisis, that is much more than a crisis of declining numbers and membership. There is a deeper and more basic issue that must be explored, one that has to do with the church’s theological identity, and that is: what it means to be church? This article is about the question: Who is the church? And it answers the question on the basis of Peterson’s thesis by means of a narrative of the church that commences with the Spirit. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Van der Merwe, J.C., 2014, ‘’n Narratief vir kerk-wees vandag’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 70(1), Art. #2699, 13 pages. 10.4102/hts.v70i1.2699 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v70i1.2699
dc.language.iso Afrikaans en_ZA
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Narratief en_ZA
dc.subject Kerk-wees en_ZA
dc.subject Narrative en_ZA
dc.subject Church life en_ZA
dc.title Narratief vir kerk-wees vandag en_ZA
dc.title.alternative A narrative of church life today en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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