I know. You can say it. I've been gone for a long time.
Let me just say that, although I love blogging, I'm kind in an ongoing wrestling match with it. But that's for another post...
Believe it or not, the title of this post was not meant to be a declaration that I'm still kicking. When I wrote it, I was really thinking about the local church. It seems that more and more I'm noticing this burgeoning conversation about the inevitable demise of what we call the "local congregation" over the next two or three decades in favor of a more personal and organic method of expressing one's faith. As a church planter, it's been interesting to read and hear about this prediction, because if it's true, I'm wasting my time.
But that's just it: I don't think I'm wasting my time at all. I love the church. I know that there are always flaws to remove and improvements to be made, but I don't think that means throwing the baby out with the bath water.
Brian Jones recently wrote a post about this very idea, and it was a great read. If you want to take a look at it, just click here.
Christ intended His church to share the Gospel with the world. "...you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8b)."
Christ followers are bunch of imperfect individuals.
But we're better together.
In Him We Live,