I have really been looking forward to this track, but it has been a frustrating set of sessions. We have spent the first two sessions dancing around the issues presented by the two set of perceived options. At one point a man stood up and said he was mad he came a day early because the speakers were talking without the authority they seemed to write with. Darrin Patrick responsed by saying “the reason everyone is pissed right now and wanting us to fight, and I hope we do fight, I came ready to fight, is because this is messy and the lines get blurred when you get out and do it.”
It was interesting to have four men, two on either side, who have adamently claimed their version of church and yet God seems to be using all of them. Not alot more clarity other than that God doesn’t seemed concerned with how we serve Him as long as our heart is to serve Him.
What do you think?
Is part of the brokeness of the western church the program driven, “come to us” version of christianity?
What does it mean to be incarnational?
Can the two co-exist, and is either wrong or right?
More to come as the week goes on