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This seems to be a recurring theme in several books I've read in recent years; that "outsiders" see most Christians as judgmental. Isn't that sad?? As "little Christs" (what the word Christian) means, shouldn't we be known for the same types of things that He was? During his 33 years here on earth, Jesus was known for his love and acceptance - not his judgments. He welcomed ALL to come to him - not only those who looked, talked, and acted a certain way. When, exactly did so many of our churches begin to pull so far away from the message of Jesus and take a stance of self-righteousness and judgement?
Biblical apprenticeship is about three things: becoming just like Jesus, doing what Jesus did, and doing the above with the types of people Jesus liked spending time with. I want to be an apprentice, and Sacrilege is giving me a few new guideposts on that journey.
I have to admit that when I flipped the page to this chapter, I thought it may be a mistake. Seriously? That’s how he wants to finish up this book? But as I read on, it made more and more sense. He admits: “Life through death is one of the profoundest paradoxes in both the Christian faith and the [...]
In our Mens’ group, we have been reviewing the nature and work of Jesus while he walked here on the earth among us. We’ve had some great discussions throughout this series, and last week we came upon a question that no one seems to have a clear-cut answer to. So I’d like to get YOUR feedback – what [...]