What does “non-traditional” Christian mean?

From such conversations and from my observations of church signs and such, it appears that the big trend in Christianity is to disavow old stuffy traditions and be cool and current and trendy. It’s nothing new to me–in fact, it was going on all though my teen years (the 1990’s). Apparently, from what I hear, church used to be boring and haughty and judgmental. The new radical Christianity is just all about loving people and accepting them the way they are. But what is particularly Christian about that? You get the same thing with other religions too, and in secular humanism! Human kindness is a human attribute, not some other-worldly spiritual attribute. Don’t get me wrong–I think it’s a wonderful thing if Christians are friendly and non-judgemental. But as long as that is used as a lure to get people to convert, I can never trust it because I grew up as a very active and enthusiastic member of an evangelical church. Every sort of outreach they do is part of an attempt to convert others and get them coming to church. I remember a sermon where the preacher was talking about our new gymnasium and how the ultimate goal in having it was to draw some of the people who come to play basketball into the church services. I don’t think it was ever about getting their money...

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