How many of us think we’re on the “middle ground?” We say, “I just want to be in the middle of the Bible–not too far to the left or right.”
I am coming to believe more and more that the “middle ground” is a myth. How can we get past all of the teachings that are hammered into our brains over our lives from parents, friends, Bible class teachers, and professors?
I recently came across what I consider to be a great illustration of exactly what I’m blogging about. I read an introduction to a “new conference” aimed at college aged kids that claims to be the “middle road” we’ve all been looking for.
I am including a quote from their website that explains their idea of “unity” and non-controversial worship. You be the judge. Is this the middle road? Is this the non-controversial worship we’ve all been looking for?
I put blanks in the place of the name of the conference because I consider one of it’s founders a good friend and one who serves God in his own way where he is. I do not write this to poke fun, but to learn more about our messed up denomination and try and truly find out what it is that God is wanting us to do with it.
Here’s the exerpt, let me know what you think: “This is the Middle Ground you have been searching for. We want to serve and worship God without all the controversy. _____ is focused on what is right instead of what is wrong. Our goal is unity. It is our desire to provide an atmosphere comfortable and free from controversy. As such we ask everyone attending _____ to “consider others more than themselves” and focus on unity. We humbly request just worship–– no instruments, no clapping, no controversy. Look forward to seeing you at _____.”