And yet as I write this, I am more firmly convinced than ever of my spiritual status in Christ Jesus. Over these last few years I have prayerfully and thoughtfully tried to articulate why it is better for me to not go to church than to go. I feel like I've been able to identify some concrete reasons that for me, it is better to follow Jesus outside the institutional walls of a church than maintaining a membership within them.
I currently have identified four words that succinctly describe the areas that for me, affirm my position:
I will offer a brief explanation of each of these in separate installations so as not to make this blog a tome.