The Beginnings of an Interesting Journey

Continental Divide, Loveland Pass, Colorado

I’ve had this lingering feeling lately that my life is entirely too closed off.  I am by nature a thinker type and spend copious amounts of time mulling over thoughts and ideas.  The problem is I need an outlet for all this stuff stuck in my head.  Thus, the purpose of this blog.  I hope my thoughts can be useful to some but mainly this is a place for me to think out loud.  You are more than welcome to eavesdrop on the conversation and add your own insights.  I welcome your candor.  Thank you.

Published in: on May 22, 2010 at 10:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Contemporary Church Parody

This video hits the nail on the head.  I can’t say I’m not a little sad to see how predictable some church services have become but if something works then Iguess thats what happens.  Its basically unavoidable  since constant innovation is exhausting and human beings are creatures of habit.  Call it the modern liturgy.  Call it contextualization.  As my father-in-law loves to say, its “the church of what’s happening now.”  A warning against contemporization?  Maybe.  Has the church sold its soul to 21st century commercialization?  I don’t think so.  Like it or not, this is what contextualization in America looks like.  I’m sure it will change in the next decade but for now people hear the Gospel in packaging that they can relate to and its hard to knock churches for doing that.  I think its more a commentary on our culture than anything else.  We live in a world bombarded with messages and overwhelmed by constant media delivering instruments.  A world without silence.  We can’t blame churches for utilizing forms of media to communicate the message of the Gospel in culturally apt ways.  Its the nature of ministry in a 21st century digital society.  As far as the video is concerned though, I find it pretty funny.

Published in: on May 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm  Comments (2)  
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Conviction in Communicating

This is an excellent vignette on the loss of commitment to language elicited in our society today. Say what you mean and stand behind it.

Published in: on May 12, 2010 at 11:23 am  Comments (1)  
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