Friday, October 13, 2006

emerging = distorting?

Week 3 of the critics series in mayBe. A thought coming out of last night's discussion [being facilitated by Niamh - see pic]: we do 'believe in' stuff in mayBe, and that's important ( so for example we know that we are seeking to follow Jesus Christ, we are trying to cultivate living in the light of God as Trinity, and we hold the historic creeds of the Church worldwide) BUT our instinct is that HOW we hold those beliefs is just as important as the beliefs themselves. So there's something about trying to hold any beliefs we have humbly; being willing to be surprised, perhaps overwhelmed by the even-greater realities behind and beyond those beliefs; not feeling that we have to 'understand' them to allow God to shape us; and certainly not forcing them on other people.

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