Bebe, are you sure you weren't eavesdropping on my family?

We we belong to a conservative congregation in a conservative area (by Canadian standards.) But we have increasing questions about theology and church practice, as well as the social and political positions which are assumed rather than preached.

I met some astonishment, from a man in his 20s, when I hinted that some issues could be questioned. He's known me all his life, so he was polite.

Have we grown? Or is the church ossifying? Or some of each? I don't think we'll leave because of our questions - there are no perfect congregations and many people here are genuinely warm and caring.

But we usually keep our questions to ourselves. We've seen people throw a tantrum and leave because they thought we weren't conservative enough. We don't want to be those people.

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Jeff Titterington

Jeff Titterington

I’m a stumbling believer, finding grace in some places where I feared rejection. How amazing is that?