A growing number of people are embracing spirituality and rejecting religion.
But to divorce the two entails a misconception of what the word religion truly means and can lead to a shallow spirituality of cheap grace that shirks commitment.
Religion and spirituality are two related yet distinct terms associated with faith. Religion denotes “a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, usually involving devotional and ritual observances and a moral code.”
In contrast, spirituality can be defined as “the quality of being spiritual”.
Based on these definitions, the major difference between religion and spirituality is one of believing versus being.
Religion’s focus is the content of one’s belief and the outworking of that belief; spirituality’s focus is the process of becoming more attuned to unworldly affairs. It’s possible to be religious without being spiritual and spiritual without being religious.
The difference between religion and spirituality is an important question and one that will only continue to be asked more and more.
At this week’s METal, we will talk about the the blurred lines between religion and spirituality with the Director of Man from Earth Richard Schenkman.
Richard Schenkman writes, directs & produces feature films & TV show. First was The Pompatus of Love, a collaboration with Jon Cryer & Adam Oliensis.
He then directed the action/drama October 22 for Millennium, and Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God…, another collaboration with Cryer. 2007 saw the release of the cult phenomenon Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth, which is ranked on IMDB as a top sci-fi film of all timeJoin Report
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