The End of the Beginning is Here
I just haven’t felt like writing.
Not For Itching Ears was born out of my frustration with the current church models. I had seen so many things that I felt were un-biblical and unhealthy. Having been a senior pastor, I knew that there was absolutely nothing I could do to change anything, anywhere I was attending. Everyone seemed happy with the direction they were taking the churches they led. Nobody in active leadership positions seemed bothered at all by those things I saw as critical.
So, I started writing about it.
In the process two things happened. First, God healed me of my anger. Writing about it was therapeutic for me. It helped me get a lot of the stuff that was bothering me out. Today, I have accepted the sorry state that the protestant evangelical church is in. I have resigned myself to the fact that the church at large, is living out its own Thelma and Louise, drive the church off the cliff, scene. The seeker-sensitive, concert oriented church model is doing just that. When it will finally happen remains to be seen. Until then, I have accepted the fact that it is what it is. I can’t change it. I am frustrated by it, but I am no longer angry about it. I think that is progress.
The second thing all this writing has done is calm my need to write! In other words, I don’t have much to say anymore. Every week it seems like I have another idea for a post. But it is just a different angle on the same topics. Why bother?
Now you may be wondering if I am closing down the blog. Not a chance. I just won’t be writing as often as I did. I will continue to write when I feel I have something to say or contribute to the debate. I will also be updating comments and answering prayer requests and things of that nature. So I will still be here, staring out my office window, watching the foxes play with each other, checking up on the blog.
I want to thank all the people who regularly read this blog and those who have engaged in the conversation. Ya’ll know who you are!
Posted on July 16, 2012, in Christianity, Contemporary Church Culture, The Seeker-Sensitive Church Model and tagged christianity, cross-centered worship, Eastern Orthodox, faith, family, inspiration, Not For itching Ears, Passion of the Christ, prayer, Purpose Driven, religion, seeker-sensitive, spirituality, worship, Worship Leading. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.