I had a great conversation with the guys over at caffeinated faith. The interview will be podcast later this week. I'll let you know so you can listen to it if you want. One of the issues that came out in the conversation was, of course, the church. I'm not "going" to one right now, and if my memory serves me, I think most of them aren't regulars anywhere, for one reason or another. Many of my family and friends aren't either. Our attachment and commitment to the organized church is suffering. This is a generalization, but I'm seeing a progression (or digression)‚Ä¶ a movement from within to without the church. I am speaking of the organized church. The institution. I see different groups and our movement among them:
- Those committed to a church and regular attenders.
- Those who have a church but aren't regular.
- Those who consider a church their own but don't go.
- Those who've left the church but not their faith. They might go to an alternative, like a house church.
- Those who have a Christian heritage and have no connection to the church nor the need for it.
- Those who have a Christian heritage and have left the faith.
- Those with no Christian heritage and have no connection.