Tuesday, March 31, 2009


a Biblical thought...
Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man's body into Elisha's tomb. When the body touched Elisha's bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet. (2 Kings 13:21)

a Book thought...
Jesus represents truth plus grace. Embracing truth without holding grace in tension leads to harsh legalism, just as grace without truth devolves to compromise. (p36)

a Dave thought...
Welcome to the conversation around the "unchristian: What a New Generation Thinks About Christianity and Why it Matters" By David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons. Groundbreaking research into the perceptions of 16 to 29-year-old non-Christians reveals that Christians have taken several giant steps backward in one of their most important assignments. Christians are supposed to represent Christ to the world. But according to the latest report card, something has gone terribly wrong. Using descriptions like "hypocritical," "insensitive," and "judgmental," young Americans share an impression of Christians that's nothing short of...unChristian.

I have just started reading this book and am finding it fascinating and although it is based on American Gen Y research I believe there is heaps we can learn from the authors findings. If you are unable to purchase and read the book take some time to check out the website, YouTubes and free downloads, you will certainly learn something. http://www.unchristian.com/

Just a thought.

1 comment:

mdb said...

This is a matter close to my heart. We (the church, and Christians) have become known and defined by what we're against! Jesus was known by what he was for and who he would associate with. As I recall it the religious leaders of the time were the ones with the problem (Herod couldn't find any reason for Jesus to be arrested)!

I want to start a corps based around some of the things talked about in the video. I would also add that I don't think the church is meant to be the voice of truth IF that is from a soap box. We are meant to take the kingdom of God with us where ever we go.