I am reading a book by Tony Jones entitled “The New Christians”. I at first wasn’t very captured by it, but I must admit that it is getting better the further I get into it. I just read a quote that I resonate with deeply. “More than one emergent reported sentiments similar to one young man who said, ‘this emergent church is my last attempt at church. If this doesn’t work, I’m out. I don’t think I’ll ever give up on God, but I’m on the verge of giving up on the notion that human beings can form organizations that faithfully represent God in the World” (page 71).
While that is a sad commentary, it is a brutally honest one that I appreciate. I began my religious life in children’s Sunday school and except for a couple of long vacations from faith, have been on a journey myself, one which has brought me to feel similarly to this young man quoted in Jone’s book. My view of God has grown, my view of church has diminished. What a guy to do?