22
Feb
09

They like Jesus, but not the Church – Part 2

This is part 2 of my thoughts on “They like Jesus, but not the Church” by Dan Kimball.

1. The church is an organized religion with a political agenda.

Being a christian and being a republican are not synonomous. If we would spend more time talking about what the Bible says and less time talking about how the church needs to lobby, we would make a greater difference in the world around us.

2. The church is judgemental and negative.

We’ve spent too much time talking about what we are against and not enough time talking about what we are for. We are are for people…all people. We all have issues that we need to deal with so its time we start dealing with them instead of condemning others for not dealing with theirs. It’s time for the church to start supporting causes and stop boycotting businesses.

3. The church is dominated by males and oppresses females.

If we approach life from a complementarian view, it is crucial that we intentionally promote the role of women in society. My wife believes that the church in general does oppress women. She doesn’t think that our church does, which is cool. She thinks that the church at large is perfectly content to let women teach the kids’ sunday school class, to provide meals for get-togethers, and to run childcare, but it fails to hear the wisdom of the women that serve. If women are the ones who do most of the work in the church, then they certainly should have a voice in church government.

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