Checking for signs of fundamentalism
Often when I read the gospels I find myself wondering who in the stories I am: one of those who flocked to Jesus, one of those who followed Him, or one of those who fought with Him*.
The ones who fought with Jesus were the religious professionals, they were so caught up in themselves that they didn't recognise God when He came to be among them. As someone who for the last seven years has had to tick the religious jobs option in the employment section of insurance application forms I'm aware that I could be at risk of making the mistakes those guys did.
So I found the video below from Mark Driscoll pretty helpful and if you think this could be an issue for you then check it out. As he says, fundamentalism isn't fun but it is mental.
* Three 'f's, sorry; the first two were unintentional.