It's been a while since I posted here in this blog. I've been putting most of my posts on facebook in the form of notes. At any rate, I thought it would be good to post a Crown Update.
A Crown group just finished up early December 2008. This group was the 4th group to participate in the study since my wife and I began facilitating Crown in our current church. This was supposed to be the first group without direct participation from either me or my wife; however, one of us ended up attending 1/2 of the meetings.
About 10 or 12 people participated in the study. The leaders who ran the group started Crown with us a year earlier, as well as the co leaders. One couple (from this group) has volunteered with out us asking, to lead the next group. This is exciting for me, as it looks like the study is going to take root in that church.
During one of the studies, a very educated woman pointed out on a side note how Capitalism had failed as evidenced by the economic crisis in the United States. Oh man, how I bit my tongue! But I did quickly point out, that it was not Capitalism that failed but a form of Socialism that is failing the people of the US right now. I did not go into a lot of detail at that time as I thought it was out of place for the study.
After the study, I found 2 kindred spirits. It turns out that the co leaders of this group own their own store and hate socialism as much as I do. I found that very interesting.
As I mentioned, during the study, we did not debate politics or economic systems but kept the study on track. Its more important to study God's word, apply it and then be set free. That's the purpose of the Crown study.