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Should I go back to Church?

My book, 7 Reasons Why You Should Go To Chgurch, begins with me admitting that as a seminary student I seriously considered leaving the Church! My beef was not with God, it was with His Church. Is this how you are feeling right now? If so, why? Let's talk abot it... Dr. Zee

Nearly ten (10) years ago, I wrote a dissertation that completely wore me out! The subject of my research was “Identity Formation in Preachers’ Kids . . .”!  It is a subject I personally know about, because both of my parents were preahers. Unbeknownst to me, that project would change my life forever!  It is not easy to admit, but when I wrote the proposal for the dissertation, I aggressively lit into my parents, blaming them for my personal dysfunction, as well as my overall disenchantment with how generally I viewed the Church.  What is even more interesting is, by the time I finished interviewing 3 generations of Preachers’ Kids (“PKs”), analyzing data, researching historical, theological and biblical literature, and coming up with theories, scholarly opinions and future recommendations, I discovered that my response(s) to growing up as a PK was my problem, rather than the beautiful parents I had initially blamed.  YES! It is true, I didn’t know, I didn’t know so much of what I really needed to know, in order to know what I thought I knew. 

Not long after the personal transformation I had undergone through the dissertation process, the Spirit softly spoke to me and said “write a book entitled ‘7 Reasons Why You Should Go To Church'”.  This was in 2008.  I was tired of writing, so I was not at all interested in writing a book; AND, I’d never done it!  I thought to myself “are you kidding me God?”  God was not kidding.  And even though it literally took almost another 10 years (I produced to the world in July 2017), I finally dropped the attached book on the world! Little did I know, 7 Reasons Why You Should Go To Church, “7 Reasons” would be so relevant today! 

7 Reasons begins with me admitting that as a seminary student I seriously considered leaving the Church!  My beef was not with God, it was with His Church.  Is this how you are feeling right now?  If so, why? Let’s talk abot it… Dr. Zee

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