Mark Riddle: Thoughts From an Unchurched Pastor

My longtime friend, Mark Riddle, has just written a great post about where he is on the journey towards Jesus and what that means for him regarding church.  Please read the whole thing.  He says some difficult things, but the content and intent is good and honest.  I resonate with much of it.  Here’s an excerpt:

Sorry for making you feel guilty for having a life outside of the church. You were on to something.  It was better that you volunteered at the school, the team or the squad more than the church. I was wrong.  Your commitment to the soccer team may have been more important that my retreat. Your commitment to the band connected you to far more kids who needed you, than in the stuff I led.

—Mark Riddle

Read the entire post at liquidthinking.

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I’m a husband, father, and one of those friends who has a terrible habit of not returning phone calls.  I’m really just trying to figure out what it means to follow Jesus, and I enjoy meeting great people along the way and maybe having a chance to spend time talking about things deep and trivial.

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