What’s needed to save the dwindling Church is a new paradigm: the embrace of atheism as the true religion and religion as the true atheism. Like box stores, the trend in churches is a few get huge while the rest slowly fade away. Progressive Christians and fundamentalists seem to agree when they look for causes of church attendance decline. They parse the details of how church is “done” related to both theology and method. To rock out or not? To affirm a literal gospel, or not?These quest … [Read more...]
The future of the meta-universe Church is not going to be about more or less entertainment, rock bands or cool hip young leaders but about openly embracing doubt
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I'm often asked about the Eastern Orthodox Church since I have been going to a Greek Orthodox church for the last 25 years. Since I come from an evangelical background I get the question "Why did you convert?"I didn't. The word "conversion" implies the evangelical idea of salvation as a one-stop conversion-to-Jesus moment, AKA the "born-again" experience of passing from "dark to light."But the Orthodox view of salvation is of a mysterious journey toward God. So I don't think I was "lost" … [Read more...]