This post was originally a comment in rebuttal to another blog post elsewhere. It has taken on QUITE a life of its own over on St. Val the Urban Monastic, and has a VERY lively comments feed at this point on the “yucky” elements of the question of salvation.
The thing about sticking your neck out, is that it can get cut off.
I wrote the following very thoughtfully in response to this post — Millennials, the Church, Psychoanalysis, and the Prayer of Jesus.
I have no idea how it will be received — perhaps badly, as my words are not gentle ones — but I believe these words to the core of my being.
I’m sick of overtures — eternity is at stake.
I’m sick of people playing church.
I’m sick of the marketing campaigns for “cool” church.
I’m sick of all of it. I understand well that human traditions and cultural can bring a lot of good things to worship, but they are also responsible for a lot of the garbage pouring into “the church” (and for resistance to putting out the garbage).
I am here to worship the Lord my God and serve him only.
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