Scripture has a lot to say about what I call the big three.....they are the cause of every problem known to mankind. How is that for one of philip's all encompassing generalizing proclamations! :)
I play golf midweek every day I can....love it....love the sport...love the exercise....love the break between shifts here at the B&B....but most of all, I love to touch the people in our old guy's duffer league that tees off at 1 pm Monday thru Friday.
When we question everything, we soon start getting answers....not always ones we like but answers nonetheless. This is the last portion of the article.... but certainly not least.... it might even have some answers for us..... if we have asked some questions. :)4/ What is real?
When in doubt.....google it! And Question Everything! I think a dude named Euripides started that one way back when guys with names like that were saying it was a good thing to think.....and to question.... and it's been picked up by tons a bunch of others since then. Type it in on Google and see what I mean..... see what's out there in cyberspace. Are we asking any questions yet? :)
I promised you more on Question Everything but before I get back to the article.... I need to tell you... I got an email from a guy in NH who got all excited about what John Eldredge was doing out in Colordo and went on one of his Wild Heart things into the mountains and hillsides and far-a-ways out there.... got himself totally turned on to all this relational stuff and the things Eldredge has been saying. So, he feels the Lord is saying "do some Base Camp stuff up here in New England"....Colorado is a long ways away.
Interesting title. Interesting person. I know nothing about him except that the author of this article is a friend of a friend of a friend. One among those 7000 that have not bent their knees to the system..... All the connections are relational. Bodie sent it to me from someone who sent it to him and so on....all out of relationships..... and all of us are seeing the same things.
Did you know that the more we have tried to export our Westernized Version of the "Church".... the more it has failed! We are getting report after report of successful indigenous church plantings in remote areas of Laos, China, Africa, etc..... and people are asking how it is happening... what are your methods.... how much does it cost..... how do you raise funds! The response is so simple.... the Lord tells a family to move to another specific village....which they do.... then they live their lives for God in that new village....
I'm really hoping I can communicate this stuff in a way that will grab some folks or help people understand how silly all of our evangelical methods of evangelism have become and how it has all been reduced to some kind of intellectual assent to doctrines about what Jesus accomplished at the cross. I expressed early on in these postings about Philip the flaming evangelist going out to save the world .... I could trick anybody into "God talk"....actually it was more like "God listen".... :)
The Lord is so dramatically blessing our little Bed & Breakfast here in Vermont.... so much so that I have to really work at spending time with Him and somehow find/make the time to write another posting. There is no lacking in things He has given me to communicate..... just the carving out of time from all the loving and caring for those He just keeps on sending us every week.
It was just one of those things you never really forget. This guy was one of the full time Evangelists (capital "E") guys that I write so fondly about. Next thing you know he starts telling this very sad story about this poor old horse.... it had absolutely nothing to do with his message.... or anything else.....it was just a sad story.... about a horse.... the purpose of telling this story was to get people feeling "sorry" for the horse....play with the audience's emotions... soften them up so they were in a feel bad mood...