I have just finished reading Pagan Christianity and thought I would share my thoughts. While I find that all the research and history is incredibly enlightening I do not know that I would necessarily say that we can or should try to be just like the early churches. It is a matter of culture and what is acceptable and capable of working. I will say that it is humbling to know where the roots of our common practices lie. If every Christian could understand how trivial the things we cling to are then maybe the church could be more functional and healthier. I recommend reading this book but with an open mind and a cautious heart. It is not a book that we should take for the next how to guide but it does help one prioritize.