Disclaimer: About This Blog

THIS BLOG IS: my personal journey of how I am rethinking some of my spiritual beliefs.
THIS BLOG IS NOT: intended to point fingers at people who I think are wrong.
I do not believe the final judgement will be based on how many correct answers we get on a theology exam. I believe many people throughout history have had genuine relationships with our Lord and Saviour Jesus, despite holding questionable beliefs and practices. I make no claim to having it all figured out or being your judge. If we end up disagreeing over these topics I pray we can find a way to demonstrate grace.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Running Out of Sacred Cows to Tip

I may be running out of sacred cows to tip.
"A literal sacred cow or sacred bull is an actual cow or bull that is treated with sincere reverence. A figurative sacred cow is something else that is considered immune from question or criticism, especially unreasonably so." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_cow_%28idiom%29
No, I'm not talking literally. I've heard of cow tipping, but I'm not into that.  But in every religion there are certain beliefs you are not supposed to question.

But what if Jesus and the writers of Scripture never wanted Christians to have these sacred cows in the first place? I think Jesus was a bit of a religious cow tipper himself.

A big cow that I've been struggling with has been the structures typically referred to as church. I see many plugins, extensions and add-ons in today's Church., from special buildings, staff and programs, to the structures supporting everything.

Infallibility of the Bible is a sacred topic I suspect most Christians would rather leave untouched.

I've had some fun thinking about The Lord's Supper in different ways. Should we pass the potatoes for communion, or would Jesus say today "I am the pizza of life".

I have questioned the use of the title Senior Pastor, or other titles for church leaders. A simple study  on Elders, Overseers, and Shepherds does not need to produce the leadership structures 'churches' often have today.

I had fun with my Vacation and Beer Tithe post. But there are likely some that won't get my sense of humor.

I even had the gall to question Holidays and Holy Days, it takes guts to question our Christmas traditions.  I love many traditions, I'm just not sure they should all be considered holy or defended as Christian.

My Gospel in the Gospels Summary sees 'the gospel' in a different light than what is commonly preached today.

Does Scripture say Hell is Eternal Punishment? - Well there was another hot topic.

You wouldn't think a post that states that Unity is essential would challenge the status quo. But when you ask if unity can be found without agreement on essentials, we get closer to the heart of the issue.

So have I run out of sacred cows to tip?  I'm not sure.

There are other positive topics that I also want to blog more about like kingdom secrets, Holy Spirit, love, and participation.

If I run out of sacred cows to tip, does that mean I am at a place where I am free from religion?  I think I'm OK with the end of religion too (depending on what we mean by religion).

1 comment:

Lysa Humildad said...

Oh my! This just made me laugh! And I needed a good laugh today. Thanks
Keep doing what you're doing.