Day: September 17, 2012

The misapplication of the theology of the cross

What if, as a corrective to generations of preaching aimed at our selfishness and self-absorption, we spent a little time as a church trying to figure out how we can best determine what God expects from us in the ways of self-sacrifice, with some particular attention to the ways in which our willingness to sacrifice is used against us, and the ways in which people who have power assign crosses to those who do not.

Restructuring: the Welsh approach

So the essential question is not do we need a structure but does this structure express and embody God’s spirit? The straight answer to that, the reviewers have said is, that it does not, and to be honest no structure ever will fully embody it because we are fallible human beings who always fall short of what God requires of us.