Sunday, December 6, 2009

Strength for the journey...

A chronic form of ill health in the church is what we might call the trivialization of the church. It is nice, it is friendly, and on occasion it is
even touching. But in the end, nothing much is at stake. Nothing of ultimate significance is evident in the church's proclamation, faith, and life.

A healthy congregation is one where something important is at stake; where words and actions do matter; where lives are changed, healed, redirected to positive paths, and made new. Healthy congregations have steady, humble members who believe that what they are doing in and as the church matters, and matters a great deal. Otherwise, why bother?

Anthony Robinson, What's Theology Got To Do With It?

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