Missional Mega-Church: A Contradiction in Terms?

Ed Stetzer and Dave Fitch square off on this question: Can a mega-church be missional?

Ed Stetzer & Dave Fitch - a missional conversation Part II from Bill Kinnon on Vimeo.


  1. Aristiono - I'm not Chris but felt compelled to chime in.

    Jesus was a living, breathing man who walked this earth. Historians will not dispute that. What do you mean he was "created" by constantine?

    Your Deuteronomy/Galatians/Exodus quotes are consistant. What is the point you are trying to make? The God of the OT is the same God of the NT.

    God's simple command regarding a sabbath was to work six days and then rest one. Having a discussion on Sat vs. Sun does not impact your argument in a material way.

    Regarding Constantine and His decrees... The word Christmas is not found in the Bible, but its intent is to reflect and celebrate the birth of Christ. Giving thanks to God for sending his son to this earth is a problem why? The first communion was between Jesus and his disciples. How is it pagan? The word Easter, like Christmas, is not in the Bible. But it is a grand celebration of Christ rising from the dead. Again, that's bad why? The heart of the celebration is what matters. Humans can and will corrupt anything.

    The doctrine of the trinity was not created by the Church of Rome. Genesis 1:26 "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness..." The plural pronoun is not a typo or mistranslation. Just because a doctrine is hard to comprehend does not mean it is wrong or corrupted.

    Similarities between Christianity and Greek mythology make no material point. There are many similarities between Mormonism and Christianity. Similarities do not invalidate either and add nothing to your goal of invalidating Christianity.

    We've already discussed the trinity. Just because the english word "trinity" is not found in the bible does not mean it does not exist. See Genesis 1:26.

    Perhaps most important, the case for faith in Christ manifests itself in the personal impact that a living, relational God has on your life. After all, faith with all the facts is no longer faith.


  2. Good stuff Chris. Thanks for posting this!