"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)

"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)

It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).

Monday, March 31, 2014

Just Write Them Off As Disgruntled People. Who CarescAbout The Truth.

"As a pastor and leader, I watched as we lost people. Our leadership team spoke of the ones who left with solemn words and judgmental hearts. It was as though we knew why they left, and what they should have done instead.

We wrote them off. At the first sign of non-conformity, we considered these “lost ones” to be deceived. We would encourage our people to break off fellowship with the ones who left. I’ve spent the last three years of my life reaching out to the un-churched, over-churched and cult-churched.

We, as the Church, need to do a better job reaching out to our brothers and sisters whom we’ve pushed away or whom we’ve watched walk away as we whispered “good-riddance” to their backs."
( Travis Klassen)

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