Monday, December 15, 2008

A Warm, Advent Welcome . . .

. . . to James, a pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church in The Colony, Texas, who blogs at God Revolution: I want to see God.

One of the most common phrases we hear from Presbyterians is that we Presbyterians do things decently and in order. And for the most part that's, how the Book of Order prescribes Presbyterians to live out their faith - decently and in order.

Quick question - as you read the book of Acts and the emerging church in the ancient world, does decently and in order come into your mind? In the midst of a chaotic world, where the Christians were in the minority, and where they consistently found themselves at odds with the world, do you see "decently and in order?"

Maybe that's the problem. We've become too decent, so all that we can do is decent ministry instead of a ministry that's rocking the world. We've become so orderly that we've essentially ruled out the possibility of the Holy Spirit moving the church to respond to real life circumstances with grace and openness.

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1 comment:

John Shuck said...

Yep, we're too damn decent. : )

My phrase is indecently disordered.

Welcome James!!