Small steps in faith

Friday, October 17, 2008

Good article

I read a good article this morning in my 850 Relevant Words email on the new Rob Bell book "God Wants To Save Christians". I've actually just started reading this book. My house church leader, Chris, listened to the sermons Rob did on the same subject at Mars Hill and said they are good.
The very last part of the article was what really hit me as being so true..especially number 4.

You describe the plan of God for the church to be a gift to the world. Many people today would say that the church is anything but. What are some crucial changes that our churches need to make to become a Eucharist that is broken and poured out for the world?

1. Master the art of doubt. Faith needs it to survive.

2. Surrender the compulsive need to constantly remind people that according to your worldview you're going to heaven forever when you die and they're going to burn in hell forever.

3. Celebrate the good and the true and the beautiful wherever and whenever you find it regardless of the label it wears or the person it comes from or the place you found it. All things are yours.

4. Remember that the tax collectors and prostitutes loved to feast with Jesus and the religious establishment gossiped about him and dissected his teachings and questioned his commitment to orthodoxy and eventually had him killed. There's a lesson for us there.

If you want to read the whole article you can go here


  • At 12:53 AM, Blogger Adam said…

    There's a game in that article. If you take all the bolded letters and rearrange them, it spells out an email. If you email that address, it will start you on the game.

    Just FYI.

  • At 6:56 AM, Blogger Rochelle said…

    Very cool :)
    Thanks Adam


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