A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life

A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Spectators or Participants?

Some good thoughts from RJS at Jesus Creed:
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Perhaps part of the problem is that we all, Christians and non-Christians, laity, clergy, and leadership tend to view church in... spectator mode.

Perhaps a better analogy would be to equate Christians with the team, not with the spectators. This turns some of the reasons in the list on their head-- but strengthens the foolishness of others.

Spectators watch, the team participates.

Spectators often leave unchanged, the team practices to learn

Spectators are individuals, the team … well it is a team.
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