Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Wondering what a book would look like that has some of the following attributes: "What went wrong with church..." or "Did the church swallow the blue pill or the red one?" ... or maybe... "21 messed up ideas about church" What would it look like if... they were stories of rea life, stories that have made pastors, youth pastors, and Christ followers blood bubble because we have gotten so much of it all wrong. What if: ...Membership doesn't really matter? ...Reading the Bible was about the 101st most important thing for Christ followers? ... We really believed that North America was a mission field and we had foreign mission kind of passion for people who don't know kindgom living and a Christ that transforms lives. ... Youth pastors are the prophets in our midst? ... we stopped looking down on youth, young people, young adults, and 30 somethings and believed their lives and voices were as filled with the Spirit as those "elected" or drawn by lot who are over 40 or 50... .... we took "thy kingdom come on earth" seriously? ... we stopped creating small groups and we lived our lives in the midst of the groups of people who are already part of our lives... ... What if we took the "priesthood of all believers" seriously instead of crowning pastors as our priests? ... more later...

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