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Fellowship in the Woodlands

PoliticalHistorian Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:55 PM
Wow, Professional Adams. You did good job ...and kicked off a reasonably civil discussion that highlights denominationalism... and then the "demoninationals" versus the "non-denoms." It makes me think about the book --- Applebee's America --- and the chapters that look at religion. The book is based on an intriguing question .... how do you sell candidates? Food? And God? The techniques turn out to be shockingly similar. As an aside: I admire the US because, through its rules and politics, allows a variety of "cafeteria Christians" and others to live without the fear of religious wars, which are the worst kinds of wars. These debates have been going on for some time now.

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...