Tagged: Church Life

Dreaming of a different kind of church experience

So, I went on my lunchtime walk today and had a ‘conversation with God.’ Do you ever wonder if such conversations are possible, or even if they are, how you can tell them from just conversations you are having with your self, perhaps your higher...

More

What spiriutal harshness says about us

My brother’s old church actually preached harshly against gays, and the pastor used some unkind epithets.  He asked me about it, and this is my response. And even though I have never disobeyed any of these principles in the pulpit, I have here on this...

More

A Culture of Criticism

Yesterday I had lunch with NeoFundamentalist, who is actually a pastor here in my area.  We talked about the history of fundamentalism and evangelicalism, modernism, and the mistakes made in each camp.  Discussion also turned to how to fix these doctrinal and practical mistakes, and...

More

The 10 Recommendations

Aaron, nice post.  However, while you are addressing some extremes that need attention, I would like to also present some extremes we should correct, along with some balanced principles which I think xians should be pursuing.  But my concern is not so much with making...

More

Three Types of Reformation

There are three ways to reform bad religion.  These methods of reform may be described as modernization, restoration, and liberalization. Modernization, in a religious context, is to discard exterior traditions while keeping the original, internal content and intent of the moral code.  It is to...

More