Wednesday, February 09, 2005

A New Kind of Christian


I am challenged by the writings by Brian McLaren in, A New Kind of Christian.
In response to a question, one of the main characters, Neo, says," I'd say that 30 to 40 percent of your generation is modern, with the majoirty being postmodern. That's why it's so important--if you're going to have any impact at all on your generation for Christ-- for you to deal with these issues [of postmodernity], as lonely a road as it can be in the church at times. If you were a missionary going to Spain, you'd have to learn to think and speak Spanish. If you are a missionary going to any educated culture on earth today, I think you need to learn to think and speak postmodern."

The apostle Paul set out to be all things to all people ... in the world, but not of it. I am challenged to do the same today.

A. Smith

1 comment:

Brian B said...

Yea.... I like what your doin Ryan. I feel the same way and there are some people that think of themselves as better than me that go to the same church as I do because the aren't as much of a sinner as I am... that makes me mad and I think this new idea will help break that kind of mindset.
thank you.
Brian B