Presented on 10/1/2017 at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields
In his book, What’s Wrong with Religion, Skye Jethani suggests that a lot of religious systems have been developed to help us manage our fear. Fear of the wilderness we find ourselves inhabiting.
I think he’s right.
And I think even the most seasoned veterans of Christian faith can find themselves creating religious mechanisms to keep them “safe”.
This is never what God has in mind. And it’s never effective.
In this podcast, I try to identify what a religious mechanism looks like and how we can turn from them to the personal God who makes us safe.