I often have people tell me that I’m a hateful human being. Sometimes, these are complete strangers who incessantly lurk like sharks in my Twitter …Yes, I’m A Hateful Human Being
Every single day I’m inundated with professed Christians who steadfastly and loudly refuse to be vaccinated under the auspices of their faith. They …Conservative Christians “Trust God, Not Science”—Until They Can’t Breathe
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I rejected God, and the whole church deal for ages. In the past couple of years, though, something in my brain has shifted. I still have issues with “organized” religion, but I know for a fact, especially given my history (spina bifida, hydrocephalus, and alcoholism) that I would not still be on this earth had there not been some sort of divine intervention at some point in the past forty-seven (yikes!) years. I have seriously given joining the Morristown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (MUUF in Morristown, NJ), a lot of thought of late. And with that said, I am once again off to church on this rainy Sunday, and grateful as hell to be able to go.
This has been a busy week; then it ran right into even busier weekend. And the work/fun is not anywhere near over yet.
That’s one reason I’m looking forward to church at WFPC Sunday morning. You see, church isn’t something I fit in when I’m not too busy; it’s something that rests, restores, and rejuvenates so I can deal with “busy” more creatively, in a more peaceable fashion, and with more joy.
So I’m not too busy to go to church; I’m too busy not to.
BUT WHAT IF YOU’RE “OVER” CHURCH? A friend reminded me this week that many people he knows may be open to Jesus, but they’re disenchanted with religion and pretty-much “done” with church. Maybe that’s you?
It turns out that I do a fair job when it comes to communicating faith… sometimes. But other times I use churchy language, and “insider” terminology, and tell “I’m-so-holy-you-might-want-to-shield-your-eyes” stories…
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