Podcast: Play in new window | Download OK, first things first. At first, the term may seem like an oxymoron, but I know you can find many people in your own local congregation to whom the term applies. In fact, I have been one from time to time and you probably have too.
I actually borrowed this term from Craig Groeschel’s book ¹“The Christian Atheist”.
It was a shameful act, that eventually was rectified as best as could be done.
In my 30 years of youth and adult ministry experience, this is as unfiltered, direct and honest as a question and answer can be.Jones got the first inkling for the idea while leaving a Christmas carol concert six years ago."There was so much about it that I loved, but it's a shame because at the heart of it, it's something I don't believe in," Jones said."If you think about church, there's very little that's bad.Similar gatherings in San Diego, Nashville, New York and other U. cities have drawn hundreds of atheists seeking the camaraderie of a congregation without religion or ritual.The founders, British duo Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, are currently on a tongue-in-cheek "40 Dates, 40 Nights" tour around the U. and Australia to drum up donations and help launch dozens of Sunday Assemblies.Specifically, he wants to talk about the over-willingness of Christian women he has encountered on several of his dates who want to jump right from a very public conversation and vanilla latte at Starbucks to very private whispers and physical exchanges between the sheets back at his place.