The driving center of human action and behavior is a nexus of loves, longings, and habits that hums along under the hood, so to speak, without needed to be thought about. These loves, longings, and habits orient and propel our being-in-the-world. The focus on formation is holistic because its end is Christian action: what’s at stake here is not just how we think about the world but how we inhabit the world—how we act. We are what we love precisely because we do what we love.
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Worldview approaches…tend to still conceive the task of Christian education as the dissemination of a perspective, a way to see the world. My criticism here is not that worldview is wrong but only that it is inadequate. It is an approach that imagines us as primarily spectators of the world rather than actors in the world…We might have a highly developed, articulate ‘worldview’ and yet act in ways that are remarkably inconsistent with such a ‘perspective.’
I love this video of our friends Brian & Danna Hopkins in Montana. They have an inspiring adoption story and they are adopting 4 more kids from the Congo! Crazy. Brian was a seminary friend at George Fox and is the lead pastor at the Journey Church in Bozeman.
What if Christians are not called to convince people that Jesus will rescue them,
but rather that Jesus has already rescued them,
and that he’s asking for their allegiance, their faith?
What if Jesus has already rescued them and is asking them to live as if they trust the rescue, as if the rescue were
sufficient and enough?
And what if Christians were called to bear witness to that rescue?
To have lives that point to the rescue,
affirm the rescue,
call the rescue
sufficient and enough.
What if we lived as if the Good News were true,
and invited others to live into it?
That would be evangelizing.