Wild-Eyed

November 30, 2011 | 8 comments
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Here’s my wild-eyed claim for the day: religion is about the world, not about religion. Which do you talk about at church?

8 Responses to Wild-Eyed

  1. Adam Greenwood on November 30, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Perhaps if more of us talked about religion when we were out in the world . . .

  2. Rob Perkins on November 30, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Mostly I just try to talk about Jesus.

  3. Adam Miller on November 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I’ve never met him, but I’d like to. I’m mostly stuck just talking about things like grace as they show up in ordinary people and things. (Or, of course, in a pinch, religion.)

  4. Jax on November 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I’d love to hear people talk about anything ‘church’ at church. They do a little in the classes, but in the halls and between classes… it’s all world. Motorcycles, sports, kids, jobs, money, …. anything but gospel.

  5. KLS on November 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I don’t talk at church. I just smile and nod.

  6. Jim Donaldson on November 30, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    My question always is: Do we talk about the gospel or the church?

  7. Brad Kramer on December 4, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    The first time I argued with my dad about whether the song “Imagine” was satanic or not (apparently this was a fairly common, er, meme in the bygone days of paranoia about rock music), it occurred to me that religion was a decidedly worldly enterprise, necessary but worldly, a means to more dignified, enduring (but still material) ends. Its purpose, of course, is to bring about a perfected world in which there is no religion.

  8. hmmm on December 15, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    @Jax – so kids fall under ‘world’?