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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The pursuit to be like Jesus

[Emerging churches] do not believe in evangelistic strategies, other than the pursuit to be like Jesus in his interactions with others. They do not target people or have an agenda but rather seek to love all those whom God brings to them. They do not hope for a belief change for their conversation partners as much as a life change. Because of their high level of engagement with other cultures, the sacred/secular split is overcome as they practice the kingdom in their midst, in community.
Eddie Gibbs and Ryan Bolger cited in Scot McKnights, A community called atonement (Abingdon Press, 2007).


Mork said...

This would have to be the most insightful quote I have read this year!!! Blessings mate.

The Creature said...

Yeah - I thought it was pretty cool too - kinda just says it all!


Duke said...

Peace be with the moderator, as well as all those who read this message.(if it is not censored :-)
The time has come.
I am here to bring judgment to the living and the dead.
Pass this message on to all fellow believers.

The Faithful Witness

Mark said...

I think Ryan and Eddie's book is one of the best "captures" of emerging church thought... probably down to it being researched and reported rather than preached/a polemic... and the fact the Ryan and Eddie are very astute, intelligent men with a huge dose of integrity and humility.

Oh and Duke, may I respectfully point you to Luke 21 versus 7-9