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The Deep Ecclesiology . . . the summing up of all things in Christ. I strongly believe that the underlying reality of the church is none other than Jesus Christ Himself. Not as a doctrine, or as a belief system, or as a set of moral teachings, but as a living Person who has thoughts, feelings, and volition. To my mind, any ecclesiology that does not make Christ absolutely central in its life, mission, and expression cannot be rightly called “deep.� The church is the indwelling of Christ in a group of localized people by the Holy Spirit. Those models and forms of church which best enact this reality, giving it visible expression, are adequate toward fulfilling a deep ecclesiology. It took me many theological searches to come to this

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House2House Issue 10  
House2House Issue 10  

Cover Story: Transitioning: Taking Church Back to Simple