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A series of essays in the Episcopal Church


20 Reasons for Not Leaving the Church

By Canon Paul Edwards

The Rev. Presents

20 Reasons for Not Leaving the Church
   
THE BASICS FOR LIVING IN CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

 

The Church is like a salad bar.  There is a lot of good food out there, and you can eat what nourishes you.  There is one cardinal rule: Do not spit on the food you do not like--it might be feeding

someone else.

 

 There are a lot of reasons why people stay or leave a church, but the only valid reason for leaving is personal--because one is no longer being fed by worshiping Jesus Christ in that community, and feels called to continue the journey of faith in another community.

      

Judging what might be nourishing someone else, or criticizing someone else's reason for either staying or leaving, violates the primary rule of the salad bar. We can move from one church to another, but remember that we are still at the same table together, where Jesus Christ is our host and our feast.

    

 

REASON # ONE

 

 

 

 

REASON # TWO

 

 

REASON #THREE

REASON # FOUR

REASON # FIVE

REASON # SIX

REASON # SEVEN

 

REASON # EIGHT

 

REASON # NINE

REASON # TEN

REASON #ELEVEN

 

REASON # TWELVE

REASON # THIRTEEN

REASON # FOURTEEN

REASON # FIFTEEN  

REASON # SIXTEEN

 

REASON # SEVENTEEN

REASON # EIGHTEEN

REASON # NINETEEN

REASON # TWENTY


You are welcome to submit your essays for consideration for this series. Send them to lcrew@newark.rutgers.edu Identify yourself by name, snail address, parish, and other connections to the Episcopal Church. Please encourage others to do the same.

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