Inside the Church Without a God

With 700 mostly evangelical places of worship Nashville, Tennessee is often described as the “Protestant Vatican”, but even here a secular church is finding its niche .

In the Telegraph:

Viewed from the outside, the pointy-roofed building in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee deep in the heart of America’s Bible Belt, looks very much like a church.

And stepping inside, where a congregation is swaying along to music, listening to sermons and discussing ways to help their local community, it sounds very much like a church too.

There is, however, one rather fundamental missing ingredient that sets this congregation apart from the hundreds of others turning out to worship this Sunday morning in Nashville: this is a church without God.

“I pass seven big churches between my house and the main road two miles away, there are plenty of churches in Nashville, but we needed a place for us,” says David Lyle, a founder-member of the Nashville branch of the “Sunday Assembly” secular church movement.

Started in London in January 2013 by a pair of British stand-up comedians, Sunday Assembly offers a church experience but without the ‘God part’ and, according to organisers, it is starting to catch on in America…

Rest here, with a video. And whatever it is, it ain’t Church.

2 thoughts on “Inside the Church Without a God

    • Indeed sadly many so-called Historical Churches are without the real doctrine and gospel/kerygma of God In Christ! Such is the essence of both modernity and postmodernity. The Sign of the Times prophetically stated, both in the Gospels, and the NT Letters and the Apocalypse, during and at the End of the Age!

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