I interviewed John in September for the Southside Community Church video I’m producing – and then we discovered each other in the blogosphere. John has a well thought out response to my Church of the Little Rascals post from last week.
Is God’s mission in this world to entertain the bored? Or is it about learning to act against injustice, feed the poor, care for the brokenhearted, and heal the sick? If church is all about getting people to come, then how does the pattern of being “sent” that we find in the incarnation fit into the picture? If a boring church is a sin, is not an entertaining one a sin also when we consider what the work of Christ was all about? Where does the call of Isaiah 61 fit into the picture?
These are just some questions stirring in me in light of what I read and what I’ve been pondering lately…
(ecclesiology – theology as applied to the nature and structure of the Christian Church)