Tuesday, July 17, 2007

What He Said

Alan Hirsch has an excellent post about Existence Communication. He quotes T. S. Eliot:

"The greatest proof of Christianity for others is not how far a man can logically analyze his reasons for believing, but how far in practice he will stake his life on his belief."

Missional living is the most powerful apologetic for Christianity. It is the only truly effective method of evangelism. It is the only authentic expression of Christianity itself.

Pastor Rod

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Anonymous said...

Pastor Rod,

It is a pretty strong statment to say that Missional living "is the only truly effective method of evangelism." Would you mind further explaining what you mean by "missional living?"

Pastor Rod said...


Sure. I would define "missional living" as seriously following Matthew 6:33, "Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness..." and as intentionally denying oneself, taking one's cross and daily "following" Christ as his apprentice (Luke 9:23).

Missional living is also defined in Paul's command, "Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God" (1 Corinthians 10:31).

In short, missional living is consciously living as if every part of life, every activity we do and every minute of the day is directly related to our active participation in God's mission.

Does this help?