LIFE is a United Methodist Church in Fairmont, WV that is committed to serving the community, creating spaces for meaningful teaching and worship, and loving all people for who they were created to be.
January 5 – Career
January 12 – Parenting
January 19 – Technology
January 26 – Food
February 2 – Politics
February 9 – Romance
Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do about It
At the heart of our current moment lies a universal yearning, writes David Zahl, not to be happy or respected so much as enough–what religions call “righteous.” To fill the void left by religion, we look to all sorts of everyday activities–from eating and parenting to dating and voting–for the identity, purpose, and meaning once provided on Sunday morning.
In our striving, we are chasing a sense of enoughness. But it remains ever out of reach, and the effort and anxiety are burning us out. Seculosity takes a thoughtful yet entertaining tour of American “performancism” and its cousins, highlighting both their ingenuity and mercilessness, all while challenging the conventional narrative of religious decline. Zahl unmasks the competing pieties around which so much of our lives revolve, and he does so in a way that’s at points playful, personal, and incisive. Ultimately he brings us to a fresh appreciation for the grace of God in all its countercultural wonder.
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Our building is located in the I-79 Technology Park off of exit 132.
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Dear LIFE Family,
The LIFE United Methodist Church Leadership Council crafted a statement in response to The United Methodist Special General Conference last month in St. Louis, Missouri. Read More…
LIFE United Methodist Church
3000 Technology Drive
Fairmont, WV 26554
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