Tonight we just finished three weeks of discussion/learning on the resurrection of Christ as it is described in I Corinthians 15. One of my favorite bloggers is Pete Rollins. When I first read the title to his post I was a bit shocked. This is classic Rollins.
Question: What does it mean to be faithful to Christ?
I recently watched a movie called Amen. The movie traces the story of two men in WWII Germany who are fighting for the lives of those who are being killed in the German death camps. One is a Protestant who works within the the S.S. and the other is a Catholic priest who is the assistant to the bishop of Germany.
In his passionate attempts to bring the power of the Vatican to end the extermination of Jews, Father Ricardo, pleads to a Vatican official: “If all of the Christans in Europe would convert to Judaism, just until the persecution is over, then the Nazi’s would not be able to kill any more Jews.” Of course, this young priest’s idea is rejected out of hand and he takes it upon himself to do what he can to bring attention to the plight of the persecuted. In an attempt to remain a faithful witness to Christ the priest attaches a star of David to his cassock and boards a train full of Italian Jews bound for the camps.
Well, I am working on a post after seeing the Church Basement Roadshow the other night. It was a lot of fun and very thought provoking so look for more on that soon. Until then, however, here are some great links from some of my regular blog feeds:
The iPhone is making people go hungry. HT: Bob Hyatt
Original Sin for non-Calvinists. A great post by Pete Rollins. I’d love to hear what your thoughts.
Missional Tension. Here, Brad Brisco shares some important reflection upon the important task of living missional lives in spite of the challenges that kind of life creates.
Like I said earlier, I would love to hear your thoughts. Let me know what you think about these little articles.
“Being a Christian has always involved becoming a Christian.” – Pete Rollins, How (Not)To Speak Of God
This little quote is also on the Wheatland Mission site. (The bottom left column.) It seems that following Christ, being an active endeavor, requires continual growth. Other folks have suggested the use of the term continuous conversion which means that our Christian life means being converting, re-converting, becoming and re-becoming a follower of Christ every day. Living in this kind of rhythm might make us a more repentant people, a more humble and obedient community.
What do you think? Does the idea of continuous conversion make sense? Do you think it is consistent with Christianity as you know it?