"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)

"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)

It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Implied Messages From The Church

I don't think they are only implied.  They are outright taught and imposed on people as so.

"10 Implied Messages of Institutional Church
Because The Medium Is The Message:

1. Church is a place, a location, a building.

2. Christianity happens in services, classes,
meetings, events, and programs.

3. What people need most is good information
about God.

4. "God’s work" needs organizational or corporate

5. The more control the better; no telling what
people will do if left to themselves.

6. It's best you let us decide how to use and
distribute your money.

7. Depend on us for the spiritual formation of your
children; we are trained.

8. The bigger the church, the better.

9. People are more valuable and spiritual
depending on how often they attend and how
much they tithe.

10. Relationships happen in group meetings."
— Jim Palmer

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