Thursday, October 11, 2007

Law of attraction

Jared Wilson reflects on evangelism, discipleship, and the idea that "What you win them with is what you win them to":
Does it even strike anyone as odd that the prevailing church model these days is only loosely based on an interpretation of the attractional aspect of Jesus' ministry?

I mean, attractional ministry and missional ministry don't have to be mutually exclusive, but the way the pendulum swings so far toward the attractional worship paradigm, you'd think Jesus and the disciples were playing clips from Sophocles, punctuated by some powerful ballad with Peter on the lute, and then a tidy little message on how to succeed as a fisherman.
This excerpt is only the smallest sample of Jared's essay. It's fairly long but worth the effort.


Blogger Bob Spencer said...

Jared is right as rain (as usual). Thanks for calling my attention to yet another excellent post.

6:17 PM, October 11, 2007  
Blogger Jared said...

Milton, once again, thank you very much for the kind words and the link.

You too Bob! :-)

8:29 PM, October 11, 2007  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

You're welcome, brethren. And thank you both for taking time to say hello. Peace.

8:53 AM, October 12, 2007  

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