Darin Hufford has just posted a blog entitled "Into the Wild" that is phenomenal. I know I say that about everything he teaches but this one is, in my opinion, one of his best.
Darin's description of living as a free believer in the wild is as follows. "It's that "NATURAL" part that I want to get at. When I talk about living in the wild as a Christian, some people immediately associate that with some sort of vicious, drooling beast that lives alone in a cave and lashes out, mauling everything crossing its path. Wild does not mean rabid. It simply means free. Free to be what you will. Even a flower can be wild. I cannot stress the importance of this in the life of a Christian. Institutionalism has done everything to insure that this freedom is never realized in the heart of one Christian. That wild essence must be strangled because the heart in which it dwells will naturally demand freedom. Know this: until a Christian is free from organized and planned religion, he or she will never really know what it means to be a Christian. They'll just sit in their pews week after week, like stuffed humans with matted fur and a hollow look in their eyes. Many will not even know that they're missing anything. They'll drink when they're told and they'll eat and fellowship upon command without having the slightest idea what true Christianity is all about. This caging of the natural is perhaps most heartbreaking of all."
Darin has emphasized over and over again that living free in the wild is not about whether or not you're involved in a church. It's about living free to be who Father has created you to be without all of the rules and obligations that modern day Christianity has put on us.
To read the blog in its entirety, follow this link.