One of the most popular posts on this blog is titled, “Religionless Christianity: Finding God Outside the Institutional Church.” Many of the hits on that particular post are the result of people searching the web using these kinds of search criteria; “Leaving Christian religion finding God”, “Christianity outside the church,” and “finding God without a church.” This tells me that many people out there are searching for something.
Over the past year, I have met an increasing number of individuals who are saying “yes” to God but “no” to the church. Yesterday I got into an online discussion with my 33 year old cousin, Jack. Since I am ten years older than Jack and went off to college when he was only eight, we were never really close. However, through the magic of Facebook, Jack and I have gotten to know each other a bit more over the last year. His facebook posts are often a bit nutty, on the edge of sanity, but lately shockingly profound. Last night Jack blew me away with the following comments which he agreed that I could post on my blog.