I am always interested by what the press is reporting. Here is the latest, a front page article for the Los Angeles Times printed on July 23:
There's no place like home, these Christians say
Small gatherings in believers' houses are attended by 1 in 11 U.S. adults, a survey finds. Compared with huge church services, it's 'like a conversation. It's somebody talking to you,' one devotee say
Jason Kilp had a short commute to church one recent Sunday. He walked about 15 feet from the bedroom of his Anaheim apartment to a small worship service in the living room.
"It's intimate," the 24-year-old graphic design student said. Unlike gatherings he and his wife have attended at a 4,000-member mega-church in Irvine, Kilp said, "this is like a conversation. It's somebody talking to you."
The couple are part of a growing movement, mostly among evangelical and born-again Christians, that, depending on who's talking, represents either a second Protestant reformation or a sellout of biblical principles.