I attended a Landmark Education seminar last week. It’s a fairly global movement that focuses on self-development and life-fulfillment.
If you google them there’s quite a bit of controversy regarding their techniques, whether they’re a cult, lawsuits, pyramid-schemes, etc.
I won’t get into that, only to say that my experience was positive for the most part.
I just thought it was interesting how one of the friends that invited me said it was “like church, but without the God thing“.
The truth is, it seems that quite an extraordinary number of lives have been changed for the better through it.
My question is, where is the church in all of this? Is Jesus not the ultimate expression and convergence of humanity and divinity? Why are many of our churches having next-to-negligible impact on the lives of people in their community?