RECLAMATION: An on-again off-again blog series about being the Church in the 21st Century
I'm not disciplined or skilled enough to begin and really carry-through with a legitimate blog series. My mind flits about from one thing to the next too much to do it and do it well, so I'm going to do this my own way.
Today I'm starting RECLAMATION, an on-again off-again blog series about being the Church in the 21st Century. I may post multiple items in this series one week and then go a week or two without writing anything new, but my mind has constantly dwelt on this topic for several weeks now and even when I get distracted by other interests like film (Spider-Man in the MCU!), world events (ISIS...man), or other random happenings (sports, kids, kids' sports) I always return to this question.
What does it mean to be the Church in the 21st Century? In what ways do we need to change? In what ways do we need to remain the same? What are things we may have discarded that may need to be reclaimed? I'm calling this RECLAMATION because, to me, it all boils down to the 21st century church reclaiming her true identity and true form. Who knows but that this new wave of change may result not in the drowning of the church but in the washing away of all that is false, all that is unbecoming, and all that hides her true form and beauty?
*Side-Note: I am a long-term Baptist (first BMA and now SBC) so I'll be writing from and in that persuasion of theology and church structure. It doesn't mean I'll always sound like your local Baptist preacher, but it is something that will color and inform my views, opinions, and approach. So bear that in mind as you comment and opine.