Friday, March 10, 2006

Back to Basics

It may seem odd to talk of returning to the “old way” when this blog is only a few weeks old. But I have taken us off our original path with the discussion of a lot of theory.

In the future, if there is a need for a theoretical discussion, I will post it at the
companion site. I will try to keep these posts concise and challenging.

This is one of the problems we have in the church. We spend so much time arguing over theory and positions that we have little time to focus on putting into practice what Jesus taught. And that is what this blog is about.
How do we put into practice what Jesus taught?

We’ve reduced Christianity to tips and techniques. We turned God’s grand story into a collection of propositions. We’ve limited “the Kingdom of God” to something that we participate in after we die.

Jesus called us to be salt, but we’ve tried to be pepper instead.
We’ve irritated the world over the wrong issues.

So from now on I’ll try to stay focused. A (sacred) ox may get gored from time to time.

Pastor Rod

“Helping you become the person God created you to be”


bob g said...

Thank you for changing your delivery style. I find this much easier to read and absorb than the very technical, and sometimes far reaching, path we were on.

Pastor Rod said...

Yup. Sorry about that.

nathaniel adam king said...

You cannot recommend N.T. Wright, he has been dubbed pagan and heretical by most. ;)

I'll have to look into that book, or ask my theology professor (he loves Wright) about it.