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« on: February 10, 2013, 06:33:30 PM »

Chris Haw returned to his ancestral Catholicism, after spending time at Willow Creek, a nondenominational Protestant church, but his comments are also helpful in regards to Orthodoxy:

"I’m now encouraging people to learn more about Christian history and traditions. When we do, we question that Willow Creek could be “nondenominational.” I have come to realize there is no such thing as nondenominationalism, no matter what Willow Creek and others may claim. Willow Creek reaches out to people who are sick of the traditions and hierarchies that they have seen around them. But it’s a mistake to think that we can escape into some sort of neutral Christian philosophy. Willow Creek claims that’s what they’re giving people: a nondenominational Christianity. But it’s really evangelical Protestant Christianity posing as neutrality."
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 06:38:19 PM »

Yep. I got the same type of response when I was a Protestant and went to a college affiliated with my group. The official stance was that we were not a denomination, but rather a "movement" (and they predated the whole non-denominationalism stuff by quite a while, I think).  But the professors there pretty much called that bull and admitted that, yeah, we were a denomination, why not just admit it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 07:46:13 PM »

Is this the same Chris Haw who co-wrote Jesus for President?
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 08:09:00 PM »

Yep. I got the same type of response when I was a Protestant and went to a college affiliated with my group. The official stance was that we were not a denomination, but rather a "movement" (and they predated the whole non-denominationalism stuff by quite a while, I think).  But the professors there pretty much called that bull and admitted that, yeah, we were a denomination, why not just admit it.

"What denomination are you?"
"Oh, I'm Baptist."

"What denomination are you?"
"Oh, I'm non-denominational."

Seriously, I have seen forms that ask you what denomination you are and one of the options is non-denominational (thinking the form when you get dog tags in the Army). So essentially anybody filling the form out was admitting that their denomination is non-denominational... just saying
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 08:17:16 PM »

Is this the same Chris Haw who co-wrote Jesus for President?
yes, with Shane Claiborne.
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