It's called Soul Survivor in that I've always been intrigued by the "Survivor" TV show and it's "mirror" of how the church works.
I'm not claiming to be orginal about the title: Soul Survivor. Many church leaders have used it recently.
In fact, Philip Yancy wrote a book entitled: "Soul Survivor: How Thirteen unlikely Mentors help my faith survive the church."
I recommend that book as a companion for this series. Not only does Mr. Yancy credit such church leaders as Martin Luther King Jr., Henri Nouwen as individuals who led him back to the church, but he also includes people such as poet John Donne and Mahatma Ghandi.
It's a very interesting book!
Post Modern – Pre Christian…
I'm intrigued by the fact that sociologists are calling our age the "post modern – pre Christian age.
Post modern in that all the things of the modern age are being questioned in a non-linear, anything goes kind of way.
Pre-Christian in that the society today looks a lot like the society the early Christians found themselves in: surrounded by idols, people searching for meaning but not being satisfied.
A very hedonistic, self-centered time that was also very economically successful.
Which is why the Survivor series is so fascinating.
It's our society in a nutshell, all competing for one million dollars.
For me, the church is different from the Survivor TV show in that instead of getting rid of people, the whole purpose of the church is to