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Finding Faith in Faith

This blog is dedicated to exploring the intersections of faith and politics, the intricacies of religious culture and the struggle to balance devotion to a higher being and to one’s culture.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Boulder Valley Christian Church

Having attended a couple of truly progressive churches (rather than the "progressiveness" in the Church of Christ, which seems more like a distinction between conservatism and fundamentalism), we decided it was time to try the church that Bethany's aunt Lisa had recommended: Boulder Valley Christian Church.

In a twist of fate, we did not get to attend with Lisa, a fact that might have given us a greater opportunity to experience the church for ourselves.

Like many of the South's "Bible churches" and "grace churches," BVCC appears to be a nondenominational collective formed primarily from the cultural splinters of the Baptist movement in the late 1980s.

BVCC is a values-driven, family-oriented church, which appears socially conservative and warm and inviting for those who attend. The service was contemporary in style with a full arrangement of instruments.

BVCC appears to be between pastors at the moment, and the message was delivered by Mark Scott of Calvary Christian Church in Columbia, MD.

There is an undeniable warmth emanating from the members, and one can feel the close-knit ties of family that permeates the gatherings.


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