|WORD||MISUSE||USED TO MEAN|
|church||building, organization||gathering of friends|
|worship||religious concert & lecture||a life poured out, as a sacrifice|
|saved||guilt free pass||salvaged and put back to hard work|
|truth||proposition, world view||a person--Jesus|
|christian||religious conservative||one who loves & suffers like Jesus|
|preach||religious lecture||announce on the street|
|ministry||professional religious program||serving like a slave|
|apostle||spiritual superstar||expendable messenger|
|prophet||dead, lacking diplomacy||listens to God|
|pastor||religious CEO||smelly sheep tender|
|love||feeling or mood||sacrificial, tender care acted out|
Additionally, in following some links, I rediscovered Jon Foreman's song, "I Hate All Your Show" - there's a post with lyrics and a video elsewhere, I won't repeat it here. But it is an excellent song - check it out and ponder it.
I know constantly and exclusively saying what's wrong with the church and Christians isn't the way to fix things, and is easy to do. But whatever my faith ends up looking like, it will hopefully be one of doing, being, and relationships. And, most difficult for someone with pride issues like me, humility and subservience. We'll see how that goes.