This article, written by a young bloke named Drew Moser, is very insightful. In fact, recently I spoke at the Rising Tide Conference in Yeppoon, Central Queensland and used language not dissimilar to Drew’s. However, I also think that so many in ministry in the United States are hung up on creating a whole other language for the Christian church. So much so, that there is a very real possibility of complicating what God is trying to simplify for the world we are trying to reach. Some of that comes through in this article, but the heart of what Drew has to say is worth reading. Chew the meat, spit out the bones, but read the article. It will be worth your time.
An Emerging Blur: Journeying Towards the Simplicity Beyond Complexity
The Church is a dusty, messy enterprise. This is especially so in the present. Many books are written and many blogs are devoted to the ‘shifts’ occurring in the Western church. The conferences, the books, the blogs, and the podcasts are all propelling a dynamic change that is shaking the very foundations of the Western church. As the dust flies, definitions and boundaries seem fleeting.
In a way, it feels like we’re in the midst of an emerging blur. Our picture of the church-at-large has become less focused, and a new picture is starting to present itself. Our human nature wants crystal clear HDTV, with perfectly equalized surround sound. But we don’t have it yet. So we pound the side of the TV in frustration.
Why are things so blurry?