The title of this post is an affirmation that even as I write these questioning post of late, I am not only bringing them to whomever might read the blog, I am also asking them of Jesus as well. In fact, I ask these questions of my Lord numerous times before they appear in the blogosphere. Just so you know.
Here’s a run-down of recent activity on this little blog of mine:
We briefly talked about what it means to be a Christian in What is the Gospel?, Jesus, the Gospel and other Essentials of the Christian Faith, and A Christian Is….
And, we, more or less began the journey with Questioning Faith.
I sometimes wonder why I write this stuff. What difference does it make? Does anyone really care what I think. Do I do it just to satisfy my ego? Is this just the adversary trying to get me to stop? Maybe it’s God helping me stay focused? Maybe I’m just crazy? Well, writing this stuff out does help me clarify my thoughts and I purposefully blog it so that others can read it and tell me if I’m full of it or not. I want comments and questions and try to make that abundantly clear. I’m not afraid of being proven wrong. Sometimes I wish I was wrong.
Considering the increased number of views and comments and follows the blog is receiving since just before Easter when this began in earnest, it seems that I’m not the only one with these questions. So people do care and these posts are making a difference. It has over 8,000 views now which may not seem like a lot to some bloggers but with almost half of those in the last month and a half, to this blog, it’s a big deal.
To be honest, I can’t sop asking questions. I am hard-wired to do so. What else is a guy with a 140 IQ and an INTP personality going to do? Accepting something just because someone says it’s so just isn’t going to happen, not when claims can be investigated. So that’s what I do. And I post so I can share.
Enough about me…. My next question concerns the local church. Taking into account the early Church of the New Testament as well as what has happened to it since and the contemporary Church, what would your “perfect church be like”? Maybe ask yourself “If I were a pastor this is what I would do.”
There’s one rule to this and that is to be respectful of everyone’s idea. Many Christians have differing views about what they believe the Bible stipulates about certain aspects of the church and authority and such. However, nowadays there are men and women and believers and nonbelievers reading and following this blog an a daily basis. I want to hear from any and everyone on this so all are encouraged and welcome to chime in. Maybe in a couple of days I’ll post my “perfect church” ideas and then you can say whatever you want about that. Fair enough? Good. I’m looking forward to your responses.