What’s Going On at NotForItchingEars.com?

wheres-jimNot much, I know. I haven’t been writing much lately. Well, not at all actually. But….I am still here.

This blog was a sort of therapy for me. It allowed me to discuss the absolute frustration I had (and still have) with the utterly misguided modern church and her “worship”. Though she is still misguided and making herself increasingly irrelevant, I have come to accept that I can’t change it. I’m OK with that.

I am hopeful that this new generation of leaders will run their course, and not do too much MORE damage to Evangelical Christianity and that the next leaders will right the ship.

Until then, I will just arrive late to church. Feel free to assign whatever word for this you feel is appropriate. I am extremely comfortable with the compromise arrangement that God and I worked out:   I show up AFTER the concert.  Honestly, I think God agrees with me, because even He shows up after the band’s last song. Honestly, does anybody think God can handle one more G – D – Em – C progression with silly, incoherent lyrics?

It sounds a lot like surrender, and I guess that is a good way to look at it. It is what it is, and it will stay that way until some later time. I still love Jesus, and his people and love the gathering, but feel no need to lead the charge for change.

I have been busy though. I have been building several businesses, and helping out my wives ministry. She now has 3 books published, the fourth is almost done and the 5th is ready to go as well. She has been traveling and speaking to Hispanic women all over the world. While this blog is more of a negative focus “Let’s talk about the Problems in the Church”, her ministry is more about positively impacting the lives of helping Spanish speaking women who follow Jesus.  If you speak Spanish, or know a woman who does, check out her ministry over at El Rinconcito De La Paz.

I am toying with the idea of starting a completely different blog, totally unrelated to this one. I’ll keep you posted.

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About Jim

Not For Itching Ears is a blog dedicated to discussing the American Evangelical church. It is a place for people to share their thoughts on a host of issues relating to this subject. Jim is available to speak at weekend services, and retreats at no cost to churches in Florida. Contact us for more information.

Posted on September 18, 2016, in Christianity and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Yes, glad you popped back up in my email. Do continue to press. We must sigh and cry until change comes right, sharing the truth along the way. Please get back in there. You are not alone.

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    • Hi Barbara, thanks for the response. I love my church. Yet at least twice a month, I conceive a blog post about church because of something in the service. I file it away in my mind, and never write about.

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  2. Unless we all stand for the truth and start holding churches and church leadership accountable, things won’t change but will progressively get worse until all real Christians have to go underground. Biblically, it’s our duty. I hope you decide to get back in the fight. More folks need to understand following Jesus does not happen in a building on Sunday, but it’s a movement out in our communities.

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    • HI Chris,

      Thanks for the comment.

      I still discuss the kinds of topics you find here at Not For Itching Ears, but it is usually in person these days.

      I have found many kindred spirits out there who see some of the same problems that I do.

      I think it will get worse before it gets better, as this current crop of leaders will need to die off or abandon their warped view of Church. Either of those situations requires time.

      Of course, I am talking about change on a large scale. There are some great leaders in the church who do understand things. They tend to be people you have never heard of, as their ministries are not large enough to demand recognition from the powers that be. God knows who they are.

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