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After the sermon I had a great conversation with someone about the need for church to be a place where one can explore faith so they can move from “affiliative” to “mature” faith. He said that he could recognize himself in each of the stages of faith development described in the sermon. However, when he entered the “searching” stage, church was not a safe place for him to bring his questions. When church wasn’t open to exploring his questions he finally just said, “forget it” and his faith development went out the window for a few decades.
One doesn’t have to think very much at all to come up with half a dozen or more topics that make people sweat (myself included) when brought up in Bible class. This long term member remarked that we as a congregation have become a safer place for such exploration than perhaps we have been in the past. To me that is evidence that we as a church are still adding rings of maturity to our faith tree! May we continue to grow.