Educated to Succeed (In a World that No Longer Exists)

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Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Educated to Succeed (In a World that No Longer Exists)

History will look upon the years that spanned our lifetimes and declare them to be a period of seismic cultural shift. In the same way the Gutenberg Press changed the world in 1439, the advent of the personal computer and the internet have changed the world again. We live in a time when the Norman Rockwell America in which many of us were reared has given away to an emerging world having little in union with the world it replaced. As a result, most of us were formally educated to succeed in a world that no longer exists. I graduated from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 1992 and I emerged equipped to do ministry in a piano, organ, hymnal, bulletin led and highly formalized worship world. I came to work each day in a suit and a…

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Published by Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Senior Pastor of Christ Church, Fairview Heights, IL since 1997. I am an orthodox Christian but I am not in a bad mood about it. A Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church.

One thought on “Educated to Succeed (In a World that No Longer Exists)

  1. I think you have the correct approach! Any fellowship helps people connect with each other, and in the body of the church & thereby our relationship to Christ. Our church offers a ladder up. We might come at first just to belong. But through smart leadership that next step up the ladder is there for us to take, at our own pace. Christ Church is like a well. You can drink a little, or a lot, or even carry water to refill the well. And it’s okay whatever rung on the ladder you are on. Maybe that’s why our church continues to grow. Not because we offer THE way to worship, but every way to worship, that helps put the individual in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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