Tag Archives: religious obligation

Misplaced Loyalty

“Nothing displeases or revolts us more than New Testament Christianity when it is properly proclaimed. It can neither win millions of Christians, nor bring revenues and earthly profits.” “In the depths of our hearts, Christianity has always been a mortal … Continue reading

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Finding Focus

For several years now, there’s been much talk and writing about what church is and/or what it should be. Some of it is pretty good stuff as far as emphasis on relationship, participation, and freedom from hierarchical leadership goes. Others … Continue reading

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Love Teacher

As I was chatting with a couple baby boomer friends the other day it occurred to me that the older I get, the less I have to say. So much I thought I knew when I was younger and viewing … Continue reading

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What is Church?

I often become involved in discussions with those who’ve recently, or not so recently left the system of religious obligation and its trappings and are wondering what comes next. Common questions are: “How do I serve God now?” “How do … Continue reading

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Unique by Design

A couple days ago I was pondering the fact that for most of my life there’s been an underlying sense of dissatisfaction. I could never escape the feeling that something was missing, out of order or just not right. Of … Continue reading

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Pressed to Rest

Do you ever find yourself doing things that your heart isn’t really in, but you do them anyway because it’s expected of you? I slip into that routine from time to time. That was a common MO when I was … Continue reading

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A History Lesson

What shall we …do with this rejected and condemned people, the Jews? First, to set fire to their synagogues or schools and to bury and cover with dirt whatever will not burn, so that no man will ever again see … Continue reading

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A Voice in the Dark

I wrote a week ago about walking in the dark. Seasons where I don’t seem to hear much from Father and feel rather unproductive and clueless regarding the future tend to visit on a regular cycle of some kind. But … Continue reading

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Burying the Dead

Leaders Afraid Church of England May be Dead in 20 Years by Tim Ross, The London Telegraph YORK, UK – The Church of England will cease to exist in 20 years as the current generation of elderly worshippers dies, Anglican … Continue reading

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True Disciples

I meet many people who have paid the price of rejection from family and the loss of friends in the process of leaving the system of religious obligation to follow Christ alone. And now they are experiencing some of the … Continue reading

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