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Saturday, July 19, 2014

I am a Spiritual Misfit

I think I qualify for the category of "spiritual misfit" for a lot of reasons.

I actually like Sunday School better than church.
I think it's silly that our pastor changed the name from Sunday School to Bible Fellowship.
I think having services on Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday evening is buzz kill.
Singing a praise chorus more than three time is repetitive.

Probably a clue to my rebellious nature comes from being raised Methodist.  This is the denomination that actually joined the black and white parts into one group.....here in South Carolina.

Clue number two: I recently went to a black Baptist church here in SC and enjoyed the service more than at my own church......even though I was not really welcomed there.

I think what we do (say) outside the church is more important than what we do and say inside the church.

But having said that I am sad to see the organized church changing from lovely brick and mortar buildings to meeting in civic centers and movie theaters.

When visiting in Washington, DC recently a friend told me about a nationwide movement where city people join "villages."  These for people who want a support system or community of people to do things with or take them to the doctor or airport etc....   Isn't that what the church use to be?

These are a few reasons I might fit under the title "spiritual misfit" even though I am a saved, baptized, Southern Baptist who reads her Bible and prays daily.  What about you?  Misfit or not?

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