The Shack, an excellent portrayal.
Don’t miss the forest through the trees on this one because of religious rhetori
It’s time to put away the sterile tools of empty and often dead religion and FEEL again who the Father in Christ through His Spirit really is…. in these living years before it’s too late.
Festival of Hope, a side that isn’t so obvious yet critically important. I don’t lay the issues I’m about to point out regarding “the local church” at Mr Franklin Graham’s feet however I believe it’s time to begin to re-evangelize the choir so to speak and examine where many of the “lost” ALSO reside- within those sequestered and adorned walls. Many of whom have almost completely lost their way after once having been found. #greenleaf
One may not agree on some of her viewpoints but Oprah has it quite right in the production of Greenleaf, and you don’t have to be a Megachurch to experience the degree of hypocritical dysfunction enough to drive anyone to, if not abandon their faith altogether, cause significant mental and spiritual health challenges and even suicidal thoughts as they grapple with the dichotomy of cognitive dissonance in an environment meant to display the love of Christ, serve the needs of the vulnerable and protect against injustice- even if it be internal corruption – to work towards peace for the soul.
As countless media apologies begin to pour in prior to the draining of the swamps and the threat of defamation lawsuits fill the air, valid or not, something different is definitely afoot. The significant exposure to matters of principle and character this Trumpcentric event has brought to Christendom and it’s “leadership” is no surprise but rather another blaring opportunity likely to be lost on them (the gospel centered “saints of god” ) maintaining the status quo despite the growing apologetic examples of the “worldly media” (as church leadership likes to call them) who recognize how “wrong” they were in a desperate and occasionally sincere attempt to save their asses, revenue stream and audience.
Keep it Together – at all cost-… “because we need the money and I don’t know how to do anything else.”
[Jeremiah 2:13 It’s one thing to be a broken cistern but it’s a whole other matter to be on a faulty, fractured and fracturing foundation]..
A somewhat recent Crossway Church Surrey Facebook post one simply could not leave unattended made on June 14th or 15th goes like this….
“We have a very real enemy who is at war with the church of Jesus Christ. And one of his most effective tactics is to go after the leaders. Kill the shepherd, the sheep will be scattered.” #CrosswayPreaches …..
Martin Herzberg- Start all Over
I had to look up the proper words that would define the statements and events I and others have observed and yes discussed, over the past year and particularly the past 1 to 2 months and these seemed to fit best. Words that define an inability to take into account the pain caused by wholesale shameless self promotion, and unclear, undisclosed ambition.
1. nar·cis·sism (när s -s z m) also nar·cism (-s z m)