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Fellowship in the Woodlands

lshort Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 12:19 PM
Re 3: Yes, like everyone, I pay attention to the parts of the Bible that "feel right" (ie, presumably where I most strongly hear God's voice) and rather ignore the parts that don't. But it's hard for me to really believe that's the "right" cherry-picking. Re 1: I'll try a different version (though I admit I have a fondness for KJV, due to the sheer beauty of the language) and see if that helps.

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...