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The solution to church hopping and disengagement

In a consumeristic culture like ours, it's common for people to hold high expectations when it comes to their choice of a church or pastor. They may believe that they can find a church or pastor that aligns with their beliefs and values 100%. However, this expectation is often unreasonable and can lead to unhealthy church hopping or disengagement from church altogether. Being part of a church community is important because it provides a support system of like-minded individuals who can encourage, challenge, and uplift one another. The Bible instructs us to gather together regularly for worship, fellowship, and teaching in Hebrews 10:25, which says, "And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near." The church community also offers opportunities to serve others and use our spiritual gifts to make a difference in the lives of those around us, as seen in 1 Corinthians 12:7,

Why "progressive christianity" is an entirely different Religion.

As a pastor, I am deeply concerned about the growing trend of so called "progressive christianity", which seeks to depart from the core beliefs and practices of our faith in favor of a more humanistic and secular worldview. It's imporatant to understand that "progressive christianity" is a completely separate worldview from the Historic Christian Faith and this why I use quotation marks when using the term. By borrowing Christian terminology, concepts, and ecclesiology this worldview has had surprising success at deceiving people to think that it can be considered Christian in the Historic sense of the word. Nothing can be furter from the truth... As I reflect on this issue, I am reminded of several biblical passages that speak to the challenges faced by this worldview.  One of the main concerns I have with "progressive christianity" is its rejection of the Bible as the infallible Word of God and the final rule of faith for Christian practice and belie