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Fellowship in the Woodlands

Basset Hound Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 10:07 AM
Churches today must walk a very delicate tightrope. On one hand, they must challenge people to deepen their faith and commitment. On the other hand, they have to try to attract people who have no religious heritage or training.
lshort Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 11:05 AM
One of my favorite quotes from Jane Eyre: "Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed; but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter ad husky a morsel for human deglutition." It is a tightrope.
Bulldog74 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 10:17 AM
You have hit on one of the major problems, namely the dumbing down of the culture that affects Christians and non-Christians alike. How are Christians supposed to hold their pastoral staffs to account when their own knowledge of the Bible is lacking?

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...