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Monday, December 19, 2005

some questions:

over at our ginkworld blog i answer a question given to me by a friend on the postmodern theology egroup - but this has lead me to sme other questions i think i will ask over at the ginkworld message board. and it seems, some tentions we need to work out in the emerging.

are we called to do anything as a follower of christ? let that one run your processor for a while as you read some of the other questions.

are we to do more the "care" for the hurting? this one seems to be less in your face, but it still needs to be worked on.

are we called to sit on our collective ass and do nothing? this one seems to bring out the most debate - because i think the word "ass" in in the question and christians freak out when words like "ass" are used.

how should we balance the idea of "giving" money to a ministry, and actually giving our our time to the ministry? this one assumes that, like most good evangelcial churches people are taught that the ones who give the money get a special deal from God to not have to do anything.

i think that we need to truly to go past the evangelical theology some seem to be raised on [i love not having a church background, i dont carry all the garbage others seem to carry]. i am not suggesting we "change evangelical theology" - but what i think i desire is that we start, in an open process, develop a "emerging theology" which is always in process.

for me, and i think for many, our faith is one that requires we do stuff - and if as a collective people we actually got togther and did things we could truly change the world.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Rich said...

Good post. I would say, careful in the 'no garbage' boast. Lot's of sure do wish we didn't have it, but wishing doesn't make it go away overnight. In much of your writing it comes off as if you don't really care that some of us are dealing with some serious baggage.

12/19/2005 02:33:00 PM

 

Blogger Rich said...

Also, ever thought maybe you use 'ass' so they will be freaked out? And if you know they will be, why even go that route?

And let me just say, I agree with the things you are saying. Our faith is one that calls to do something and I am with you. We really could change the world...

12/19/2005 02:47:00 PM

 

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