House Church Talk - agenda documentation

Dan Beaty dlbeaty at
Tue Apr 20 00:45:40 EDT 2004


For what its worth, I have spent time in lengthy conversations with both
Jonathan and Steve. Neither one of them ever suggested that I MUST home
school, or conform to any of their beliefs on these subjects you mentioned.

Jonathan visited a gathering in Ohio some years ago. It was in that first
meeting with him that I sensed a very meek and humble spirit. He is very
bold to speak his views hence "Bold Christian Living" is the name of his
ministry. That boldness could very likely offend some. However, in all
honesty I found no offensive spirit in him. Steve likewise is a very gentle
and pleasant person.

Sorry to say, I have not seen much of the same in their opponents.

It would be interesting to me to actually see their concepts in practice. I
personally find it difficult to visualize some of them.
Dan B.

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Subject: House Church Talk -  agenda documentation

Some of you have asked me for some documentation, here are a few links.

Jonathan Lindvall states that hc leaders must be homeschooling fathers and
their wives may not work outside the home (considered ruling his family

Steve Atkerson:  Apostolic tradition is binding upon all churches in all
ages and cultures, i.e, meeting on Sunday, head coverings for women,
full-meal Lord's supper (now I like this one, getting together for a meal,
but it doesn't need to be a command)

He also states that brothers should be free to bring a teaching, question a
speaker, suggest a song.  The implication here is that a woman cannot, the
women prepare the food and the men prepare what to say, but maybe I am

Nope, I was not misunderstanding.

Ladies do not speak out or pray publicly in the 1Co 14 meeting (yes, we know
this is hard to believe, but look up 1Co 14:33-35 and you'll see where this
comes from). In contrast, the sisters do speak quite a bit during the
fellowship of the Lord's Supper!


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