Church is wonderful....but it isn't always easy. Even the difficulties are both beneficial and important as such requires the mind of God to help us sort through the multitude of hops and skips.
Our kind of church is committed to biblical concepts. Whether liberal or conservative bent, all basically want to know what God wants from us. That seems to be a bit more challenging than anticipated.
In the church we experience conflict when trying to sort truth from error. Our theological stances blur due to our "creatures of habitness". Which is it God said and which is it we said God said. They aren't necessarily the same.
Habitary style insists that the church practices stay frozen; even if the Bible won't support it. We've developed a line for its non-support. We call it silence of scriptures. So...the Bible speaks when it speaks and it speaks when it doesn't. Got it?
Thus, one should not be surprised church is loaded with the stickiest of wickets. Jesus has a word for us; You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! Jesus would look at much of the work I do and have a fit. He would disarm me; insisting I throw down the gnat swatter.
How do we do this thing called church? Keep peeling away the husks of tradition that we might peer upon the grain of truth. It is a slow and tedious lifestyle. It isn't as black and white as the lazy Pharisaical minds would have us believe. Every time we retreat to the Bible God keeps bringing up important matters we had thus far overlooked. No one has arrived; whether greatest scholar or devoted grandmother. We will always be learners.
How do we do this thing called church? Very carefully.