Yaconelli is still challenging me

I blatantly nicked this quote from Roy’s site but I thought it was worth re-quoting and challenging myself with too.
What happened to radical Christianity, the un-nice brand of Christianity that turned the world upside-down ? What happened to the category smashing, life threatening, anti-institutional gospel that spread through the first century like wildfire and was considered (by those in power) dangerous ? What happened to the kind of Christians whose hearts were on fire, who had no fear, who spoke the truth no matter what the consequences, who made the world uncomfortable, who were willing to follow Jesus wherever he went ? What happened to the kind of Christians who were filled with passion and gratitude, and who every day were unable to get over the grace of God?”
Mike Yaconelli
Reminded me of a couple of Biblical testimonies:
In the old testament Joshua and Caleb are declared to be “Men of a different Spirit
In the New Testament the early followers are refered to as “these men who have turned the world upside-down
Am very aware how easy/safe it is to be an employed Christian in a mainstream denomination, how far away I/my role can be from turning anything upside down! Mr Yaconelli, ouch but thanks!

One Reply to “Yaconelli is still challenging me”

  1. Lovin it!
    On a similar line of cringe-worthy Christian posters……
    Did you see the Baptist church poster this summer which featured two people laying sunbathing on the beach? They both had great tans but each had a white cross on their backs.
    The slogan was ‘Son worship’!!!!
    I nearly died…
    Hope you are well,
    Rachel

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