Saturday, 21 May 2016
The most common complaint about church is that it is boring.
A friend once told me this joke about church: "It's not the worms in the pews that are the problem it's the dry rot in the pulpit."
So why is church boring?
The experience of God is anything but boring.
It is exciting, wonderful, beautiful, surprising.....
It is never dull.
So why does church not reflect the experience of God?
Could it be that priests and ministers have not experienced God?
How could this be?
Perhaps they have intellectualized religion to such an extent that they have excluded direct experience.
Perhaps their motivation is wrong.
In any case the real experience of God will enliven His Church and make it relevant.
If they will allow it.
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