Churches, Part 1

 
 

    In my growing-up years, I lived in one town the whole time and attended one church.  But in my adult years, because I’ve moved around a lot and have experienced other changing situations, I’ve had the opportunity to be a regular attender at quite a variety of churches.  These experiences have given me a broad knowledge of Christendom, a taste of how God is worshiped throughout his Church.  In this section, I want to describe some of the churches I’ve regularly attended, and how those churches have shaped my spiritual development.

    The first page in this section, Churches I’ve Regularly Attended, lists all the churches I’ve ever attended regularly.  The subsequent pages describe in detail what my experiences were like at some of those churches.  I have only written about two so far, but I plan to write about more.  Please note that these writings are not objective evaluations of the churches, but rather the focus is on what I experienced when I went to these churches and how my spiritual life and thought developed while attending these churches.

    As you read this, I hope that it stirs up memories of your own church experiences, and causes you to ponder how your church experiences have shaped your spiritual life and thought.  I’d be glad to hear from you any thoughts that come to you from your experiences as a result of reading this section.

Where I’ve Gone To Church Regularly

Note: The picture at the top of this page is one I took of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Churches I’ve Regularly Attended is a sub-website of J Lee Harshbarger’s personal website.  To visit other sub-websites, click the links below.

MUSIC CENTRAL
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My political and religious beliefs, and my commentary
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J LEE THE TRAVELER
Photo albums from some of my travels outside of Michigan.  Eventually I hope to include travelogues too.http://www.jleeharshbarger.me/J_Lee_The_Traveler/Welcome.html

                   
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PONDERING GOD & CHURCH
What does it mean to follow God?  What should the church be like?../Pondering_God_And_Church/Statement_Of_My_Religious_Beliefs.html
CHURCHES I’VE REGULARLY ATTENDED

A list of all the churches I’ve attended, plus full stories about some of them.

CHURCHES I’VE VISITED

Stories about churches I’ve visitedhttp://www.jleeharshbarger.me/Churches_Ive_Visited/Churches,_Part_2.html
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