Dogma
a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true.

Curb Your Dogma explores issues of life and existence in a spirit of humility and humor.

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Breaking up with Church Is Hard to Do

Breaking up with Church Is Hard to Do

By Maury Robertson | August 12, 2018

Buried Alive! I used to wake up from a nightmare in which I was buried alive. If it were just a matter of dying, suffocation would be no worse to go than many other ways. It’s wasn’t the dying that scared me, It was being confined to a small space, unable to m ove, running…

Baptism, the Lord’s Supper, and Other Power Plays

Baptism, the Lord’s Supper, and Other Power Plays

By Maury Robertson | July 29, 2018

Introduction It was five years ago when I first realized I had to leave the church. It’s hard to describe how completely devastated I was by this. The church defined my whole world, everything from my weekly activities, to the origins of the universe to the meaning of my life. All of this was shattered…

If Church Is So Bad, Why Is It So Full of Good

If Church Is So Bad, Why Is It So Full of Good?

By Maury Robertson | July 22, 2018

I began this summer series by giving seven reasons why I found it necessary to leave the church. Then, two of weeks ago, I showed that the word “church” is a very good word not found in the Bible to describe an institution not found in the Bible. Last week, I offered a definition of…

Ecclesia Is Everyone

By Maury Robertson | July 14, 2018

The Rise of the Dones Good people are leaving church. They’re not leaving one church to look for another. They’re ditching the whole institution. It’s easy to write these people off as whiners but it goes deeper than this.  In his book, Church Refugees, Josh Packard shows that these are not fringe people with petty…