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Fellowship in the Woodlands

44thWhitePrez Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 4:25 PM
Not quite: "Origin: before 900; Middle English chir ( i ) che, Old English cir ( i ) ce « Greek ky¯ri ( a ) kón ( dôma ) the Lord's (house), neuter of ky¯riakós of the master, equivalent to ky¯´ri ( os ) master ( kyr ( os ) power + -ios noun suffix) + -akos, variant of -ikos -ic; akin to Dutch kerk, German Kirche, Old Norse kirkja. See 'kirk' "

Most of America's problems are cultural. Even our economic problems stem from the cultural rejection of personal responsibility and the acceptance of collective responsibility. And none of our problems would be as bad if the church was still shaping the culture instead of merely responding to it. I was reminded of this during my annual holiday trip home to The Woodlands, Texas.

I've attended Christmas Eve services four out of the last six years at the Woodlands Church (formerly Fellowship of the Woodlands), which is a Southern Baptist mega church that keeps its Baptist affiliation well hidden from the general...