Monday, October 03, 2005

Obedience as connection

Brian Colmery has posted an outstanding blogrant against all things effective, relevant, post-modern, emergent, and otherwise trendy in the North American church today. The bottom line? Obedience:
Gentlemen, do you want to be as effective as possible? Do you want to see the church regain her status as a beacon of light amongst the world? Do you want to see the city on a hill calling all (boomer, postmodern, whoever) to God’s own bosom?

If so, forget about how to be more effective. And please forget about how to change theology so that you’re more effective. While you're at it, forget the idea that you have to reinvent church to do it--it's never been cool or hip, and maybe that's for a reason. Instead, figure out how you can love Jesus Christ as much as humanly possible. And then obey His word. No more misdirecting focus on methods instead of content.
Amen.

4 Comments:

Blogger Broken Messenger said...

Amen, Amen and Amen! Great quote, great post, Milton!

5:45 PM, October 03, 2005  
Blogger Brian Colmery said...

Milton, thanks for the encouragement. It's good to have a friend like you! (and I hope something good comes out of the conversation that this "blogrant" will start...)

6:07 PM, October 03, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks, Brad. Brian writes some good stuff.

8:03 PM, October 03, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

You're quite welcome, Brian. I hope some good comes from it, too. Peace.

8:03 PM, October 03, 2005  

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