We pick up where we left off last time looking at the difference between mapped out religion with safe predictable patterns and true relationship with our Creator. The quote below by the Barna Group was used as the main topic throughout the podcast.
“The problem facing the Christian Church is not that people lack a complete set of beliefs; the problem is that they have a full slate of beliefs in mind, which they think are consistent with biblical teachings, and they are neither open to being proven wrong nor to learning new insights. It may well be that spiritual evaluation is so uncommon because people fear that the results might suggest the need for different growth strategies of for more aggressive engagement in the growth process. No matter what the underlying reason is, the bottom line amount both the clergy and laity was indifference toward their acknowledged lack of evaluation.” ~ The Barna Group
Other resources mentioned: Truth or Tradition by Jim Staley