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    Why Church? Do we still need the American Church?

    ….So, “Why church?” That can be a scary question, because there’s a chance that we might find out that we’ve been running in the wrong direction. Paul, was furiously persecuting Christians with conviction he was doing God’s work. In mid-stride of his furious determination, he gets knocked down by light and Jesus asks, “Why do you persecute me?” Paul is struck blind so he can see that he was always blind. That “why” question made him question everything he did with his life, and that is scary! I mean, who wants to question his whole life? What organization wants to question its whole purpose?! We are afraid of “Why?” Leslie Newbigin, a missionary and theologian who…