Churchianity Force-Feeds Me

Permeated by its own brand of consumerism, church-ianity force-feeds me a conditional message, requiring my allegiance to authority and beliefs, and masks it all as "faith." Our obsession with owning God leaves no room for knowing a God named "I Am Who I Am" who will not be consumed.

Jeremy Lloyd, 22, now a Sojourners intern, taught English in Mongolia after graduating from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His influences include Wendell Berry's poem "Manifesto: The Mad Farmer's Liberation Front."

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Sojourners Magazine November 1994
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