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!
Check out the result of 4 different polls and the challenging conclusions arrived at in our post It’s Official: People Don’t Want To Sing So Much On Sundays. Published in 2014
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.