Two things have happened recently that you may be interested to know.
1) For about two months now, a well-known megachurch pastor who is piped into the homes of millions of people all over the world each week has been writing me privately “Nicodemus style.”
We’ve talked on the phone and he’s shared with me his frustrations with being a pastor, with asking his congregation for tithes, and the rest that goes with it.
Someone put in his hand a subversive book entitled Pagan Christianity, and it’s confirmed his own spiritual senses and deepest feelings.
I am not at liberty to mention this person’s name. But presently, his parents and siblings are baffled and hugely upset by his decision. And they are now reading “the little red book” that George Barna and I wrote.
We’ll see how this turns out, but right now, this man has joined the 1,500 to 2,000 pastors who leave the clergy system each month in the USA. And most of them have left for the same reason: A crisis of conscience with their position and how church is “done” today.
2) A well-known author and blogger has made public his decision to no longer attend a traditional church. Strangely, he’s gotten a big backlash, great misunderstanding, and criticism for his decision.[Continue Reading...]