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Walkabout: The Story of a Brief Century

Walkabout: The Story of a Brief Century

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Published by Gregory Greene
For the average Christian, faith means nothing personal at all. It’s just a matter of belonging to a church, taking part in its rituals, and following its rules in the hope that some of its self-proclaimed holiness will wear off on you. So firmly are we rooted in paganism that our worship has to be directed toward the visible pomp and circumstance of the church rather than the invisible God the church purports to serve. We seek the satisfaction of belonging to the in-group of our ethnic and cultural tradition while ignoring the personal call to salvation so clearly conveyed by the Gospel.

Along comes the Internet, and suddenly our personal relationships spread out and become cross-cultural. Our in-groups are now virtual and independent of locality. Our material welfare no longer depends on a neighborhood work community that fosters solidarity through shared successes and failures. This solidarity is what the churches once built their traditional strategy on and—traditional being the operative word—to modern people they are quite irrelevant.

As the churches are being dumped, the first casualty is the Gospel, whose existence in the churches already was precarious at best. Walkabout salvages the Gospel from the ruins of Churchianity and presents it to the Internet generation in a form modern readers can relate to. Walkabout is set in the disaster scenarios of the Book of Revelation where drama and excitement are easy to find.

Walkabout can also be downloaded for the Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001D7K19Y
For the average Christian, faith means nothing personal at all. It’s just a matter of belonging to a church, taking part in its rituals, and following its rules in the hope that some of its self-proclaimed holiness will wear off on you. So firmly are we rooted in paganism that our worship has to be directed toward the visible pomp and circumstance of the church rather than the invisible God the church purports to serve. We seek the satisfaction of belonging to the in-group of our ethnic and cultural tradition while ignoring the personal call to salvation so clearly conveyed by the Gospel.

Along comes the Internet, and suddenly our personal relationships spread out and become cross-cultural. Our in-groups are now virtual and independent of locality. Our material welfare no longer depends on a neighborhood work community that fosters solidarity through shared successes and failures. This solidarity is what the churches once built their traditional strategy on and—traditional being the operative word—to modern people they are quite irrelevant.

As the churches are being dumped, the first casualty is the Gospel, whose existence in the churches already was precarious at best. Walkabout salvages the Gospel from the ruins of Churchianity and presents it to the Internet generation in a form modern readers can relate to. Walkabout is set in the disaster scenarios of the Book of Revelation where drama and excitement are easy to find.

Walkabout can also be downloaded for the Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001D7K19Y

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Published by: Gregory Greene on Dec 01, 2010
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