Friday, March 23, 2012
Leaving Little church but Staying in Big CHURCH?
Professor and blogger Marc Cortez points us to a few online pieces addressing the issue of leaving church. Some of this frustrates me (and will frustrate you), but you need to know how people are thinking. One of the bloggers' sharp separation of the local church and universal Church reveals a typical false ecclesiology that comes nowhere near a biblically, historically, and theologically grounded view of the church universal (which is really made up of all of the local churches as a meta-community of communities). In any case, those of you familiar with my RetroClesiology know my concerns here, but you all need to see the effects of the typical unhealthy dualistic approach to the local and universal church relationship. See intros and links on Marc Cortez's site at http://marccortez.com/2012/03/22/15-reasons-i-leftstayed-in-the-church/#more-12385.