Polls indicate a growing number of people who answer “None” when asked about their religious affiliation. The number of non-affiliated people has long been higher in the Seattle area than in other parts of the country. Even among people who state a religious affiliation, some attend church only rarely, and some admit that they don’t really believe in God but attend church to find other people who share their political or cultural views. And yet, God is the ruler of the universe whether we acknowledge him or not.
Imagine a group of people goes to a Husky game and is attracted by the tailgate party. They enjoy the food and drink. They see the big stadium over there, but have little interest in what happens over there. Wouldn’t we say, “Really, you need to understand that the reason we all gather for this tailgate party is that an exciting football game is about to take place in the stadium. That’s what brings us together and gives this party its meaning. You are missing the main event!” God is the creator of the world and our own personal creator. He made us to love him. Jesus is the savior of the world. When we were separated from God by our sins, Jesus came to bring us home. God gives this world its meaning. He is the main event. In changing and distressing times, the love of God can heal and restore us. These truths are becoming less and less known in our culture. At St. Barnabas, we proclaim these truths and cling to Jesus. Join us.