Fundamentalist or Liberal – What Causes Churches to Polarise?

© Sue Colvil #340071 Fotiolia

The church is not perfect.  I don’t know whether you’ve noticed that? ;-)

Sydney, where I come from, is blessed with many good and strong Bible teaching churches that are a pleasure to be at.  I’ve noticed in Melbourne that good Bible teaching churches are much harder to find (though they are here!).  There seems to be more of a polarisation when there is not strong Bible teaching: either churches become soft (a bit liberal and wishy-washy) or they become very ‘fundy’ (majoring on the minors and rejecting most other Christians).  Some of the more ‘fundy’ folk may withdraw in the end from the church and form very small house groups, sometimes consisting of little more than their own family.  Continue reading Fundamentalist or Liberal – What Causes Churches to Polarise?