Surge in societal spirituality!

 

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shopping centre spirituality

We are living in a culture where spirituality is a hot topic but many people don’t connect spirituality with the church because we are seen to be outdated and outmoded in our approach to spirituality. I am reading a book currently titled A Work of Heart by Reggie McNeal…fascinating read.

Let me share with you some of his thoughts on spirituality, culture and the church:

“Only when something goes on in church that can be explained as a God-thing will a spiritually fascinated culture pause to take notice. Otherwise, those outside the church culture are not impressed with building programs and real estate acquisitions. What church culture people see as evidence of success matters little to pre-Christians.”

Reggie continues:

“Today’s church service had better God up front, centre stage, and in a hurry, or pre-Christians will not take the church seriously as a source of spiritual help. This shift reflects how swiftly this move toward heightened spirituality in our culture has occurred…Pre-Christians are looking for God, not for a successful church.”

Lead the Change!

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3 Responses to “Surge in societal spirituality!”

  1. Karen Tiller Says:

    Yes! I have a vision, people (especially at the moment in the world the way it is!) are really desperately wondering and thinking about “life” and “God” even… imagine a complete non-chrisitan (unsaved) walking past a “church” building one day and walks in out of curiosity (or led by something stronger than he “isnt sure of what it is!, then walks into a church to see people being prayed for and healed and set free and even… wow… Imagine that… the miraculous! What kind of an impact would that have on their lives if they were right at that point of…. I really need “somethign more” in my life and I wonder what it is!? I am sure that would change their life and idea about church. They walk into a church and “hear” the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and SEE the people loving eachother and church peoples needs met too… awesome! We do have the answer and they need to see it! How wonderful!

  2. I suspect that the spirituality/religion distinction has been overdrawn, particularly in the modern context where the two blur. I have just posted on it. In case you are interested, here is the link. http://deligentia.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/spirituality-and-religion-a-false-dichotomy/

  3. I do believe the number of sites that strive to “grow their fan base by communication” is usually increasing. Many individuals jumped into constructing web sites and blogging without realizing the importance of creating a connection with their visitors. Like you have here, congrats.

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