A minister in Greensboro, NC, who has the blog, The God Article, is taking a three month sabbatical to understand those who are "spiritual but not religious." In Ain't Goin' To Church No More, he explains:
I'm a preacher. I'm all wrapped up in the system. From the inside, it is truly difficult to gain perspective...
That's why I ain't goin' to church no more – for three months, that is...
Frankly, it feels weird/odd/relaxing/disjointed/freeing/wrong/good.
Why am I not going to church? Because a great deal of the people with whom I'd like to figure out how to be in ministry don't. They're not heathen. They're not un-spiritual. They're – well, just like me, except they have Sunday's off.
This is my hope for the next three months: I want to understand what it is that the “spiritual but not religious” like about not being in church AND I want to understand what I, a life long churchgoer, miss about not being in church. I'm also hoping that YOU will be in dialogue with me about this.
I'll be blogging my experience in a series called “Church No More” and I hope you'll follow along, make comments below each post and interact with me on the blog's Facebook page.
I'll be reading. If the planets align, I may even comment (I haven't been commenting on blogs for a while.).
[The last few weeks, I've been writing posts but not finishing them. This last week, I've thought about writing posts, but I haven't even started. There's lots going on.]
[Hat tip to a friend on Facebook who linked to this.]