The Problem of Christian Float

Samaritan's Song

I finally got back to church this past Sunday.

I say “finally” because vacation plus the holiday schedule really wreaked havoc on our normal church attendance.  Oh, I was in church the Sunday before last: I went to my old home church, where I grew up as a kid.  And I was in my current church the week before that – but it was the Christmas service.  And not long before that I was on vacation with my husband.

What I’m saying is that last Sunday was the first normal church service I’ve had in a while.

It was crowded, so my husband and I slipped into a seat a few spots back from where we usually settle.  A few rows ahead of us, an older couple – our frequent ‘pew-mates’ – got up and actually walked back to say hi.  “It’s been a while!” said the woman, and the…

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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
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