1. What is the oddest and/or most disturbing thing that you’ve seen done in the name of religion?
2. What does it mean to you to have “less religion” instead of “no religion”? What are the differences between healthy and toxic religious practices?
3. What are some personal steps you can take to avoid slipping into a toxic form of religion?
4. Like Peter needed to be able to properly witness to the Gentiles, what are some personal conversions you need in order to be a more complete witness of Jesus Christ?
Read the following Scriptures and reflect on the insights they present concerning the subject of religion going too far:Galatians 1:6-10, Matthew 23:25-26, Luke 18:9-14, Galatians 2:11-13 (Cephas is Peter in this passage)
Check out this article by Methodist pastor Talbot Davis on the problems with the other extreme of rejecting all concepts of religion: http://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/6953/hey-world-im-religious-not-spiritual