A friend of mine, Tony Wheeler, has a blog that I like to read. Actually reading some of this stuff has actually helped inspire me to write a bit more as well. I am finding that as I write I learn, and as I learn, I grow in my understanding of who God is and who I am. So this blogging thing is working out fairly well. Well today Tony posted a new blog where he uses the term Churchianity. Out of all of the un-words I have ever heard or made up myself, this one is probably one of the best. There are people who attend Church on Sunday because that is the thing to do, not because they are there to worship. For many people even the word Church means the building that they meet in on Sunday. Now I am not trying to bash Sunday or Wednesday, or Tuesday or Thursday gatherings of believers (or any other random day). But Church has become a part of our culture so much that there are people who are more Churchians than they are Christians. What I mean is that they do Church activities instead of serving Christ. This is easy to fall into, because Christ loves the Church and so should we. We should be involved in and with the Church. But the Church is not a building, it is all of the people who are followers of Christ. So if our focus of our faith becomes going into a building at a specific time, then we have become Churchians. And even if the focus of our faith is spending time with followers of Christ and not on Christ himself we have become Churchains. So Tony, thanks for this new word. Churchianity, it sounds like a very poor alternative to Christianity but one that I think people have gotten trapped in. I know there have been times in my life where I have been a Churchian more than a Christian. Now I can label that time with a cool word.