What is the church? A question this generation has been toying with; spinning it around endlessly, like juggling balls waiting to see if we can suspend this institution that seems to be shriveling…at least here in America.
And do we even need a building? Wasn’t the church a group of people, first? Isn’t the “body of Christ” consisting of people, not man made stones upon one another?
What about the faculty? The corporate cohesiveness? Is there room in the world for the business-like model of a modern day corporation?
Or was the church never meant to be an institution…but instead of free-loving people called to live life unexpected, outside-the-box, in a way that is counter-culture…not “religious?
All these questions can swirl around, poke and prod at us frequently. Yet, despite it’s failing, I am part of and still believe in the gathering of people called modern day Christians.
I believe He has called us to be more than lifeless, dusty furniture, remaining stagnant in some building…but instead a vibrant, wildly in love people called to be His image, here on this earth.
So, will you join me as I explore what it means to be, the church? Posts below aren’t representative of any people group of denomination. They are simply my grasping thoughts. Thanks for your grace as you read them…
Rich Faith Rising’s Posts On “the church”:
Are You Looking For More? This Is Where You’ll Find It
Leaving The Church – A Mass Exodus We Can’t Ignore
Divorcing The Church – When The American Church Crucifies One Another
Why We Can’t Abandon The Church
Is Your Church Becoming Wimpy
When Churches Fall, Indestructible
When Churches Burn, And We Are Shopping On Amazon – Confessions Of An American Housewife
What God Is Saying To The Church
Why The Church Is Afraid Of Being Real – Guest Post From My Son
The Leather-Wearing, Biker In Church Today
When It Matters What We’re Clothed In
Why Won’t God’s People Pray?
Shattering Religious Duty
What It Means To Be A True Christian
The Secret To All Ministry
Crucifying My Religious Spirit
The Risk Of Unapologetic Worship
Fighting Against The Noise, Social Climbing, & A Hoarding Heart
Debunking Religious Lies
Are You Shrinking Back…Or Taking The Land?
When Rejection Looks Like Victory
When Sickness Won’t Let Us See
You are the G.I.F.T.
The Difference Between Knowing God, and KNOWING God
When Churchy People Toss Around, “Bless You”
Are We Living A Gospel That’s More Than Words?
The Million Dollar Question About UNITY
Finding God Beyond A World of Technology