Today’s challenge is to tell a fundy soul-winning tale. Did you go door knocking? Did you litter the landscape with tracts and pamphlets? Perhaps you even did a little street preaching? Tell us about your experiences.
If you’ve never done any of the above, perhaps you can share the story of when a well-meaning fundamentalist accosted you with the gospel message.
If you’ve left fundamentalism, the challenge to day is to tell us where and what you are now. Maybe you’ve got a new denominational label, maybe you’ve decided to abandon labels all together, or maybe you’re just plain confused.
It’s rather difficult to leave somewhere without ending up somewhere else. Share a bit about your greener pastures.
A frequent accusation of the posts and comments on this site is that they tend to be very negative without providing a “better way” to do things. So today the challenge is to give some constructive advice about ways there could be positive change in fundyland. (Hint: “Nuke it from space” or “Burn it to the ground” are not the positive changes we’re looking for here).
1. A return to liberty in matters not explicitly covered by Scripture.
2. True legal, moral, and ethical accountability at every level.
3. An acknowledgment that other orthodox believers are brothers and sisters in Christ with whom real fellowship is possible even if disagreements exist.
4. A realization that differences in culture, method, and style should be judged on their own merits and not dismissed merely because they are not my way of doing things.
What are yours?
The challenge for today is to imagine that SFL ran its own version of a church bookstore. What would the slogans and designs on the merchandise look like?
My own first contribution is this:
Attachments displaying your own ideas for t-shirts, bumper stickers, and cartoon-laden tracts can be mailed to email@example.com
The challenge today is to rewrite (or invent) hymn titles to demonstrate fundamentalist reality.
Here are a few to start…
Break Thou The Purely Symbolic Matzo Cracker Of Life
When We Baptists Get To Heaven
Blessed Be the Standards That Bind
Blindly Trust And Obey Without Thinking
Revive Us Again, and Again, and Again, and…