The video of my “unchurching” TED Talk was finally approved and published two months-to-the-day after I delivered the talk at Palo Alto College. And I’m delighted at the response thus far. As I type this, the video already has 4,000 views and still going!
Five hundred years ago today, Martin Luther started a movement. Like Luther, many believers in his day were infuriated by all the corruption that had crept into the church. But it wasn’t until Luther provided the language to articulate their frustrations that the Reformation was born. Similarly, millions of today's believers are disillusioned with our current form of church.
Some people think unchurching is merely about moving one’s church experience from a building to a house. But that’s a gross oversimplification. We don’t want a smaller version of the same thing, or a slight tweak to our existing form of church.
Looking for other believers who are unchurching, just like you? Well, look no further. The very first unchurching "unconfernece" is finally happening. Seats are limited, so sign up now!
Yeah, I know it's just a commercial. But I keep sharing this video anyway, because I think it's such a powerful picture of how to create community by simply sharing a common meal. Isn't it funny how so many of us claim we're desperate for community, but haven't connected with the people right next door, or across the hall?
Some listeners of The Unchurching Podcast have asked how to leave an iTunes review. Unless (and until) Apple changes the process, here are the steps.
It's no secret I've neglected my blog for awhile. But until recently, I didn't share the reason why. I had to put a halt to all my blogging, cartooning, and animation so I could finally finish writing my book, Unchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity. The only reason I didn't talk about the book while I was working on it was because I didn't know if I actually had what it would take to finish it.
In 2013, I decided to launch an animated video blog. Obviously, I needed to come up with a name. Since the blog was going to focus on my conviction that churches were never meant to become corporations (like the organized churches we have today), I decided to call the blog Church Anarchist. I wasn't thinking about anarchy in the political sense. I simply wanted a name that screamed no church hierarchy!