A Thought-Provoker: Addicted to "Church"?
Jason Zahariades over at "The Off Ramp" posted a thought-provoker titled Detoxing From Church.
Here's a teaser from his reflections:
Moving From Being Churched To Being The Church
Detoxing from any kind of substance abuse is only a means to a much greater end. It is the essential process toward a healthy life, free from oppressive addiction. The same is true for one who detoxes from the church. Remember, we must leave the church in order to BE the Church. We must stop being churched and start being the Church.
As I ponder Jason's thoughts, I wonder if what many of us call "transformation" is nothing more than socially-driven behavioral modification, that is, we're conditioned by the "churched life" to live a certain way and, thus, to unwittingly become numb to the radical Spirit's mission to overhaul everything about us as the Spirit compels us to follow that radical pastor named Jesus.
Just thinking out loud.
Thanks to Jamie Arpin-Ricci, I was informed about Rob McAlpine's thoughts with the same title "Detoxing from Church." Check RobbyMac's post over at "Dry Dock."
What are your thoughts? Take time to read Jason's blog and Rob's blog.