not codifying the ashes

Marko flagged up a tribute to the late great Mike Yaconelli written by Bob Carlton. I lifted out the quote below as it’s a great memory of Mike, but also an inspiring piece of prose about what being a follower of Christ was and can be.

“Mike punctured the oppression we experienced that faith was only right thinking – Mike reminded us of a pre-Constantinian community of Jesus-followers who blew on the flames of Jesus stories, rather than codifying the ashes of that flame into bound doctrines”