Well sort of. I had planned on traveling to Indianapolis this morning to make a hospital call, but the weather had something to say about that! I will try again tomorrow!
I came across this quote from Dallas Willard. I have not read the book it comes from, The Spirit of the Disciplines, but I found it interesting.
Contemporary American churches in particular do not require following Christ in his example, spirit, and teachings as a condition of membership — either of entering into or continuing in fellowship of a denomination or a local church. . . . Most problems in contemporary churches can be explained by the fact that members have not yet decided to follow Christ.
I probably really need to read his book, (but I am not sure I could stomach it) to get this into context, but is he really saying that people who are involved in "contemporary churches" are not really Christians.
Is anyone familiar with this book and can speak to it?