The CHURCH and Christian living

fsac.1a34277      John Vachon    1942 or 1943       Church near Junction City, Kansas

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 thaTruth-and-Loven 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

Church Together

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