About Karl Ingersoll

Pastor

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  • Karl shared from The Last Christian on Earth: Uncover the Enemy's Plot to Undermine the Church by Os Guinness
    We invariably gained from such a liaison because the fruit of the union was the secularization of the Church rather than the sanctification of the culture. This assimilation occurred through the mixing of the bloodlines. Gradually the culture absorbed the Church until identification became equation. The Church then doubled for culture. Eventually it was the culture with almost nothing left over.
    Note: Great book
  • Karl shared from The Last Christian on Earth: Uncover the Enemy's Plot to Undermine the Church by Os Guinness
    As a Baptist leader put it to some fellow-ministers in a flash of rare perceptiveness, “If a man is drunk on wine, you’ll throw him out. But if he’s drunk on money, you’ll make him a deacon.”
    Note: Truth in many ways.
  • Karl shared from Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How to give love, create beauty and find peace by Frank Schaeffer
    What I’m “looking for” in church is inner stillness and peace of the kind my friend Holly Meade lived out as she faced her death, not an adrenaline rush or entertainment, let alone spectacle. I do not need more entertainment! I live in a time and place where I’m bombarded by entertainment 24/7. Nor do I need more celebrity leaders or Bible teachers. I’m not looking for clever new words about so-called theological facts but for the experience of spirituality itself. The last thing I crave is to be exposed to the sort of grandstanding preachers that so many evangelical churches seem to...
    Note: Enjoying this descriptive journey … I am certainly not of the same opinions but his honesty is refreshing and somehow I think I benefit from this.
  • Karl shared from Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How to give love, create beauty and find peace by Frank Schaeffer
    For all our massive failings, Christianity redefined the classical ideal of the worth of the individual. The inclusion of “others” is the greatest ethical insight of Christianity because tribalism and excluding classes of people is the enemy of justice.
    Note: Interesting book … trying to read between the lines where the author is doing his best writing. - KI
  • Karl shared from Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture by Michael Frost
    Furthermore, by the end of the twelfth century, everyone in Christendom had been divided into parishes large enough to support a church and a priest but small enough to allow easy access to the parish chapel for services. Tithing became mandatory, so everyone was “taxed” to support the parish church and its priests. It was a brilliant system for ensuring both ecclesiastical administration and pastoral care. The laity was expected to pay its tithe and attend Mass. The clergy were expected to perform sacramental rites such as baptism, marriage, funerals, and weekly Mass, as well as provide spiritual...
    Note: We are largely unaware of the evolution of our faith practices …
(Fredericton, NB)
Karl Ingersoll