Ben posted a comment on one of my posts, and I went and read his blog (as I do with almost everyone who comments on my blog… so if you want to be read… make a comment!), and found an article he wrote called “I’m Tired” about his experiences in church.
Here is some of what he wrote:
I’m tired of people being entertained and not being discipled (not suggesting these HAVE to be mutually exclusive).
I’m tired of the poor not being fed. (I couldn’t tell another person asking for some money to feed their children that we cant give them anything (because its policy) when we have 6 plasma screens hanging on our stage – I know the story of the costly perfume etc but I don’t think this means that it is OK to have expensive toys and NOT look after the poor).
I’m tired of hearing/talking about how to “DO” church and want to start hearing/talking about how we “BE” the church.
I’m tired or having to wonder if these very senior Christian leaders are even saved.
I’m tired of evangelism and missions ‘not really being the thing that we do’.
I’m tired of controlling leadership.
I’m tired of legalism.
I’m tired of Christian Celebrity.
I’m tired of 90% of the congregation not being ‘engaged.’
I’m tired being of being sung at in ‘worship’
I’m tired of paper work and just want to get my hands dirty!
I’m tired of being judged.
I’m tired of Christianity only being accessible to the intelligent.
I’m tired of preaching where its all about me.
I’m tired of preaching that suggests that Jesus died so that I can have a Ferrari. (I mean what’s wrong with a porsche? 😉
I’m tired of Christianity being ‘Sunday-10am-centric’.
I’m tired of people thinking that I’m backsliding if I skip a service.
I’m tired of the mindset that I have to dress up to honor God when I go to meet him at the church at 10am on Sunday. Do they not realize that God was with me all week, when I woke up, when I had breakfast and even when I farted?!
I’m tired of being tired.
You can read the rest of Ben’s post here. Ben, I’m Tired too! Great post. Keep ’em coming.
2012 Note: Ben didn’t keep ’em coming…. He only made one more post after this. I hope my re-post didn’t scare him off…