me thinking about the church. part 4.

During my time in Seminary, I felt ever more keenly the great weaknesses of the church: our apathy and worldliness, our troubles and tensions, our administrative and theological shortcomings, and blah blah blah. It can sometimes be difficult for me to believe that this church---this group of failing disciples---could turn the world upside down.

One morning I asked my professor, "With the apparent fall of denominationalism, what do you foresee as the future of our denomination?"

His reply: "This church started as a movement and it will end as a movement."

I never could figure out how that made me feel.

generic church. wah wah.

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