The Enchanted/Disenchanted Divide in Our Churches

I've mentioned this to many audiences, but I think the enchanted vs. disenchanted divide is one of the biggest, yet least talked about, divisions in our churches.

In most of the faith communities I've spent time with over the years, there are two churches in the same building, two congregations sitting in the same pews.

One church is the enchanted church, the church that believes in miracles, petitionary prayer, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and spiritual warfare.

The other church is the disenchanted church, that church that doubts miracles, God answering prayer, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the reality of Satan and demons.

Wherever you go to church, odds are you worshiping with two congregations, the enchanted and the disenchanted. And in my experience, these groups hardly talk to each other because they find the other group strange and weird.

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