This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”
Over the past few years, I've been on two tracks. One of them has been discouraging, and is reflected in the more pessimistic posts on this blog. The other track has been filling me with hope.
The first track is the one I described last week:
So this is where it began. Instead of seeing church as the hope, I began to wonder if the church, in some sense, had to die.
In a sense, I began quitting on church – not the Church, mind you, but on my programmatic approach to church. I am not blaming others here. I was repenting of my own understanding of what the church was and how it should be led.
Track one was moving away from something. Moving away from something is never enough.
Tomorrow: track two