This Sunday’s worship will focus on what it means to be spiritual but not religious (SBNR). We’ll explore what people of faith might learn from the SBNR and what our tradition might have to offer those who identify as SBNR. We’ll be in conversation with Anne Rice, the popular author of Interview with a Vampire, as an example of SBNR. Rice announced to the world on Facebook (read reflections on Anne Rice’s announcement here):
For those who care, and I understand if you don’t: Today I quit being a Christian … It’s simply impossible for me to ‘belong’ to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group. For ten years, I’ve tried. I’ve failed. I’m an outsider. My conscience will allow nothing else.
I wonder if you’ve ever felt this way about Christianity and the church? If so, what did you do? How did you respond?