Wednesday, July 27, 2011



Chaplain Mike analyzes a sign that promises "More Than Church":
Frankly, I wouldn’t trust anyone who promises, “More than Church.” Now maybe this Christian group just found a catchy slogan, and thought it said something that might encourage people to try them out. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. But whether the slogan is used or not, American evangelicalism has filled the land with churches promising people “more than church.”

Folks, there is no more. It is what it is. Of course, we can dream, and pray, and work to make it better. We most certainly should do that. But there is no starting over, and there is no escaping the hard realities that accompany the project of being the church in the world.

We shouldn’t expect anything different from that.
Agreed, and I could talk about it forever. But instead I think I will add an oft quoted thought of G.K. Chesterton's:
“Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.”
I'd much rather go to a church that is working extra hard at actually being a church.

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