Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kids Don't Deserve This

I regrettably report that during my time in youth ministry, I sometimes felt like this was the cry of the students I was working with. Unfortunately they often get forced to the margins in our churches and treated as nuisances. I hope we can see our youth as more than trouble makers who need to behave.

HT: The Ongoing Adventures of ASBO Jesus

Monday, May 24, 2010

Christianity as Ir/religious

"Christianity finds its radical message as a religion without religion. Christianity grounds us and yet invites us to gaze beyond its walls. As we attempt to understand our faith, we will develop ideas and practices that help us. Yet the point is that we must always be ready to critique these ideas and practices, for they are forever provisional. To display our fidelity to them we must always be ready to betray them."

-Peter Rollins, The Fidelity of Betrayal, pg. 133