Thursday, December 02, 2010


It's Time We Asked Ourselves...

...Why This Always Happens.

It just seems like every time a bunch of evangelicals get together to do something like a blog (conferences...missions...politics)it:

  1. never really gets off the ground because all we do is talk
  2. It "burns out" relatively quickly
  3. It falls apart amidst scandal in the leadership
  4. it breaks down into infighting and the wider audience just goes away.

I know not every time (so don't bother commenting with counter examples) but it does happen with some frequency. There must be an underlying reason?

Well, I am going to offer my answer to that question - it may not hold true for historical evangelicalism, and it may not hold true for evangelical theology, but it certainly ho9lds true for evangelicalism as a movement.

We're selfish.

That's it, that's all. We are interested in our expression of Christ. we are so busy with our ministry that we do not have time to devote to other ministry. We want the press for ourselves. We want the ministry affiliated with our organization. I could go on, but I won't - you get the idea.

Paul said:

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death — even death on a cross!
I wonder what a group blog written by people with such an attitude would look like?

By way of disclaimer - I am as guilty of this as every one else and have participated in group blogs and done the same thing - I dno not single out the group I linked to here - it is just an example.

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