A few things conspired this week to make me question what I’m doing with this blog. Am I too negative? Am I just another burnt, ex-minister having a go at church because I feel hurt by the institution? Am I just a bad person? Should I actually have listened to my granny, who always told [...]
I saw a big church building up for sale over the weekend and it got me thinking again about why churches seem to be emptying. I think one of the ways church has lost it today is by getting entangled in an obsession with morality. No one wants to go near the church because they [...]
I woke up this morning with no where to go. As I opened my eyes on this particular day I joined the millions around the world who find themselves unemployed; uncertain about the future, worried about all the bills, trying to find a way forward, but just battling this motivation-killing sense of futility. I’m the [...]
I feel really stuck. Its a more personal post this week, about where I’m at: I know much of it is a consequence of my choices, but it just seems like a raw deal. I am 30 now. It seems everyone my age is on their career path already, or something at least similar to [...]
So I went to church again this Sunday night. I must say that I really liked the vibe. Nice group of people. I thought to myself, “I’m going to make it through this one and enjoy myself.” But then the preacher stood up to speak and let loose a torrent of cliches, albeit in a [...]
Warning: this one may also be a bit ‘ranty’. I got some comments asking for more detail about what I was saying last week about ‘in/out’ groups, so here are some more (coherent) thoughts. It seems to me that God is always interested in the ‘other’. By that I mean ‘not you’. I don’t mean [...]
Well, Easter is a traditionally ‘churchy’ time, a time when even those who don’t darken the doors the remainder of the year seem to feel the need to go… and I did too. I caved. I know I said I was trying to take a bit of a break, but to be honest, I miss [...]
Warning: this one may be a bit ‘ranty’ (my new word:) Part of the reason for this blog is to do a debrief for myself about the years I have spent working in churches. If you are the kind of person who will get easily offended by some looking at the ugly side of what [...]
My name is Sean Tucker. Ijust turned 30. Hooray for me! I feel like people have to take me seriously now. Of course I know they won’t, but it helps my flagging confidence to day dream that it may just be true. I’m no longer a 20-something. Apparently, it often happens at these “milestone birthdays” [...]
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