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The Ruthless Church

30 September, 2003 11:56 PM

Steve who is currently in London has written this challenging reflection which echoes around in my head tonight - mainly because it reminds me of numerous similar conversations I've had with young people the last couple of years.

PS: sorry about the title of this post - I couldn't resist.



Steve's post is so spot on it's scary. Perhaps some of us need to throw stones and climb out of our glass houses, not to be afraid of the world, not to be of the world but to walk in it and through it. It's time perhaps for some of us to stop seeking experiences or biblical principles to apply, but to get to know God, who He is. It is only by knowing Him that we know who we are and how we are to live, how we are to relate to Him, to each other, to the world...how to theologize as it were....Do you think?

saint » 1 October, 2003 5:01 AM

That was a bad joke. The Ruthless one I mean.

Alicia » 1 October, 2003 11:55 AM

Thanks for the link mate. I will try and blog every day from here on in. Hope you're settling back in...

Stephen Said » 1 October, 2003 8:54 PM

You hit a chord here. My grandmother's name was Ruth and she made me go to Sunday School and church. It was such a bitter experience that I cannot step into a church without these negative images springing to mind.

A Ruthless Church is a good thing but it is too late for me I am afraid, despite Phil's best endeavours.

GreenMan » 1 October, 2003 9:39 PM

Never too late to re-imagine Greenman! The fat lady hasn't sung yet!

hamo » 2 October, 2003 2:41 PM

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