Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Changing an existing Church

About 2 plus years ago our faith community began on a philosophical and directional change that has been anything but easy, in fact it has been hell on earth or as close as I could imagine. I have been hurt by people in a way I never imagined. I have become bitter and angry toward "Christians". I sat with a close friend of mine recently who doesn't follow Christ or care about any faith issues, and shared with him that I didn't blame him for his synicism towards my faith, in fact I said they are some of the biggest sons of a bitches that I have ever come in contact with. I still grapple with understanding how people who are called to live a life of love, can be so hurtful. Then I contrast this with the fact that I don't want to be judgemental and must continue to love all. But at this point I don't want to love a large sect of "Christians". Is it possible to transition an existing community and the DNA? How do I Love these people? Do I have a right to defend my name? I want to continue to try to do what God has called me to do but am growing weary. If you identify or have insight with dealing with this I would love to hear from you.

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Blogger Josh said...

Hey man, welcome to my world. By the way, I don't know how I stumbled across your blog. I think it was off of the Emergent site and then off of the Emerging Phoenix blog. I'm also hoping to join that community and converation during your next gathering. Anyway, its been a month since you've posted and it definitely looks like you've had your plate full, but I agree. It sucks. Its hard. And its tough not to stay continually pissed. And to take my finger off the lighter so as not to burn the whole place down. But I'm where you're at. And for some strange reason, it encourages me to find that there are indeed other people out there who are in fighting and wrestling with the same stuff. Here's to encouragement. Grace and peace.

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