Apr 18, 2009
I'm going to go out on a limb. Not too far out, just one step. -- The Church (the bride of Jesus Christ) has forgotten who/what she is. Is this a fair statement or not? Of course, this begs the question; "who are we and what are we to be about the business of"?
It's not my intention to 'have all the answers'. It is my intention to get us thinking. Looking at the 'landscape' of the church, it seems that the culture around us has great influence in/on the church. Shouldn't this be reversed? Isn't it the church's mission to transform the culture? I'm convinced that our corporate amnesia is a huge part of the reason why we are failing to transform the culture around us. If we don't understand who (whose) we are and what we are to be about the business of, then we will find ourselves ................ well, where we are right now.
Apr 13, 2009
This will be the first post on this blog, so I think it best to say a little (very little) about myself and the purpose of this blog.
I love Christ and His people, the church. I love my wife. I love my children. I'm the guy sitting with my family in the pew or chairs behind, beside or in front of you at your local church meeting.
I have no advanced degree in theology. I have never attended a seminary. I most certainly have more questions than answers.
The purpose of this blog is to 'test the waters' and see if there are others, like me, who look at the American Church landscape and think, "What's wrong?". Another goal of mine is to remain as anonymous as possible while doing this. It's simply not about me and I want to keep it that way.
May the lamb who was slain receive the reward of His suffering!