churchless

churchless

(ˈtʃɜːtʃləs)
adj
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (of a person) not belonging to a church
2. (of a place) not having a church
3. not being blessed by a church
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Now the pews are emptying, the churchless "nones" are on the rise, and the hunt is on for why
Her investigation of "religious practice in a predominantly churchless context" (16) represents a major contribution to our understanding of spirituality in the USSR after World War II.
Keats, a San Francisco writer and self-described experimental philosopher and conceptual artist, has designed a ''millennium camera'' that he intends to mount in a churchless steeple on a college campus and chronicle climate change by taking a 1,000-year exposure of a western Massachusetts mountain range.
CHURCHLESS: UNDERSTANDING TODAY'S UNCHURCHED AND HOW TO CONNECT WITH THEM examines what causes people to stay away from church, what makes them feel engaged, and how churchless people have different reasons for not going than in the past.
Recent iterations of this debate were ignited through Herbert Hoefer's Churchless Christianity (2001).
According to the CIA (2010), an estimated 40% of the Czech population identifies itself as agnostic or churchless.
Every Sunday, the churchless ministry holds a simple worship service with a rolled-out oak altar.
But they didn't go as far in the direction of a natural, churchless mysticism beyond belief, as we can today and as I think we will.
Frabosilo calls himself "a volatile character," since he advocates a churchless Christianity.
Whatever she might have been naturally,--whatever of beauty or of good there might have been in the womanly nature within her,--lay wholly withered and eclipsed under the force of an education churchless, schoolless, with all the vices of civilization without its refinements, and all the vices of barbarism without the occasional nobility by which they are sometimes redeemed.
Predictably, Nygard--whose previous docu, "Trekkies," probed the belief system of "Star Trek" fans--finds a great deal of absolutism in his survey of the churchly, the churchless, the agnostic and the academic (which bears some resemblance to the 2009 docu "Oh My God").
16) The tale is a kind of autobiographic self-parody that depicts miraculous feats like treading water by churchless believers with independent faith (comparable to his tale, "Three Elders" ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 1885)).