For what it’s worth, here’s a little about me.
I was born at the end of the 60’s into a conservative Christian family. I went to Sunday School every Sunday, I attended a Wednesday Night and Saturday Night Bible Study Class, Sunday Morning Memorial Meeting (Communion Service) and a Sunday Evening public lecture. At times, as I recall, we also had a “mutual improvement class” to help the young men learn how to present.
Growing up was a very cerebral experience and my experience of God was intensely cerebral. To think of God in terms of emotional experience was considered highly suspect.
My family was probably not a lot different to other families of the era and out of respect to them, I won’t go into any further detail there…
I am happily married to the love of my life and have been for over 30 years. We have three sons and a daughter who are all grown up and young adults now.
In 2017, I attended a weekend retreat for men called “Walking with God” (based on John Eldredge’s Wild at Heart) and commenced a long journey over the next few years out of my church, the Christadelphians. In the wake of the retreat, I started writing a book that ended up the focus of the first few articles of this blog.
I am now somewhat non-denominational though I tend to associate with Baptists. Fundamentally, I am merely trying to connect with God on a personal level. I don’t believe that “church” or the Ecclesia or Body of Christ belongs to a denomination. I believe that the Body comprises believers all over the world who form a part of the composite Body of Christ. Our one true uniting belief is that Jesus came in the flesh.
I do currently attend a Baptist Church called Hope Community that is generally known as “Bapticostal” and I have to say, I love the authentic praise and worship and the preaching is also great. I am finding myself more aligned with Hope Community on a doctrinal and practice level than where I was previously. I am definitely more at peace than I have ever been. My current church resting place is truly a place of healing after this difficult and sometimes painful journey.
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