Tuesday, August 4, 2009


When I was staying at the Glen Eyrie Castle in Colorado Springs this year I found a fantastic book by Rob Bell and Don Golden in the bookshop. Called 'Jesus wants to save Christians: A manifesto for a Church in exile'. I devoured it in one sitting and then got the audio book on I tunes.

In a nutshell:

'Jesus wants to save us from making the good news about another world and not this one. Jesus wants to save us from preaching a Gospel that is only about individuals and not about the systems that enslave them. Jesus wants to save us from shrinking the Gospel down to a transaction about the removal of sin and not about every single particle of creation being reconciled to its maker. Jesus wants to save us from religiously sanctioned despair, the kind that doesn't believe the world can be made better, the kind that either blatantly or subtly teaches people to just be quiet and behave and wait for something big to happen 'someday.'

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