Allan heads back to church to see how it feels after an 8 month absence. Kattie and Allan are joined by the kids for a conversation about how church went and we hear from each member of the Mount family.
This is the 3rd in a series of episodes that will explore what it is like to attend church on Sunday as a non-believer and as a spouse of a non-believer. Matt and Lindsay Kjar are also sharing their experiences with Lindsay going back to church. Those episodes will be released separately.
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When we go to church, it isn’t so much about what we get from church, but what we give. Go to connect with God, and show your support and share your truth with others. Hear and be heard, as you listen to other people’s truths as well.
Don’t go to prove a point, but to share your point with others and be balanced it in with the point they are trying to share as well. If you don’t agree with something take a mental note and know that you don’t agree with it, and if really necessary and opportune explain why you don’t agree during or after class.
You can always say “Coming from the perspective of someone who no longer fully believes this is my opinion. Or just say in my opinion, blah… which isn’t so direct or in your face.”
I know it’s hard, it’s tough, but have some charity, compassion, as others live out their faith journeys, without pulling the rug underneath their feet but learn the art to be subtle and learn how to awake people gently to higher levels of consciousness.
The book the power of now offers huge insights. I think Anthony Miller embodies what a respectful discussion can look like even within Sunday school settings.