I sometimes feel like we as Christ followers and the collective of Christ followers have, in our attempts to look good, used excellence as a way to bring attention to ourselves rather than as a way to point to God.
A Little Understanding – The Shingles and Flashing
The intricacies of shingles and flashing are overwhelming to those who do not understand the principal behind this type of roofing system. Once someone explains it to you, you too can become an expert like me. You got me! I am not an expert on roofing but I have helped shingle a few roofs. (more…)
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 (NIV)
Too often we stage our lives and our churches like a home stager stages a house. Following Jesus is messy but we try to make it look like there is nothing to it. It is tempting to make everything look okay in order to attract people to Jesus. The only problem with this model is, reality will always rear its head no matter how hard we try to make everything look perfect.