NOTE: I originally wrote a segment for each of the 61 points Frank Viola and George Barna make in their book, Pagan Christianity, about traditions in the institutional church not based on scripture. After writing it, I chose to not include this segment merely as I felt that, standing alone, it would come across as overly picky. Therefore, the end of this commentary lacks the normal references the recorded commentaries have.
My name is Tom; this is Simple Church Minute
A few days ago, I mentioned that oratory became an entertainment form in the
The information used in this commentary comes from Frank Viola & George Barna, Pagan Christianity, Chapter 4. Within that chapter are further copious footnotes on the sources they used.