"Thanks for the reply, James. I see the grace in kind.
I'll just clarify that my main point was that it isn't so much about the preacher but about what and Who the preacher preaches about. It has more to do with the message than the…"
"With love, and as a 33-year old who ministers in a country that is 15 years beyond our own (re:Post-Christianity), I’m going to push back just a little bit on this article.
Congregations that are doing what you are promoting in your article…"
Feb 5, 2013
Jr Sheets is now a member of Missional Outreach Network for the Missional Church
"I think the overall stories we should hitch our values on are what you mention in point 3: what Bruggeman calls credo and kerygma: the Exodus and the Gospel--which upon reflection are two sides of the same story. God's redemption and…"
"I don't disagree with your overall point.
The danger is taking a narrative out of context and making it mean something it was not intended to convey. While I am a huge fan of narrative (and tying our own stories to the overall story of the…"
"I found this very valuable. It certainly is a method for helping to identify and solidify what our core values really are. And, in the future when studying Scripture I'll be thinking more clearly about what core values may be…"