Sunday, May 30, 2010

Unplugged Christians living off the grid

"We are not living off the grid as much as we are creating a new grid, a more wholesome grid," he said.

"We are following a different path that we think is healthier, promotes better families, and better communities."

He doesn't believe a church needs four walls and a roof. Rather, a church is people who believe in taking care of each other -- living under the biblical principles of faith, hope and charity.

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"Personal secession are things like homeschooling, house churches, home gardening, home-based economics, just regaining privacy and a sense of community rather than worrying about what's going on in Washington, D.C... What's the latest thing from the Supreme Court?

"You know, who cares? I don't care about what they're saying in D.C. because they don't represent me hardly more than Pyongyang."

full article at CNN

3 comments:

The Sanity Inspector said...

Sounds brave on the surface, but...To allow politics & society to become cesspools, and then avoid them because they are cesspools, is a double neglect.

Mark in Spokane said...

And such Christian separatists will only thrive so long as they are left alone by the very governing structures they are trying to ignore. But once those governing structures decide to take action against them, the separatists will not be able to ignore them -- or hold them off.

Non-engagement, sadly, is not a viable option in the modern world...

Charles said...

Kind of the flip side of turn on, tune in, and drop out...it does sound a tad utopian, you can't let the world go to hell around you and expect to be left alone. Just because you're not interested in your government doesn't mean they're not interested in you...

I admire the homeschooling and the attempt to return to a local based economy, it seems you can do those things and still engage the culture at-large.