28 septiembre 2005

hmmmm..

thought one:
we had an interesting brother today in chapel... Tony Campolo, very compelling message on reaching out to the poor. he made excellent points; i was impressed. but how bout this:

"Campolo in his book Its” Friday but Sundays Coming writes the reason Jesus saved us. [....]“When Jesus saved us, He saved us for a high and holy purpose. He saved us in order that He might use us to meet the needs of others. He saved us in order that He might begin to transform His world into the kind of world that He willed for it to be when He created it. … When Jesus saved us, He saved us to be agents of a great revolution, the end of which will come when the kingdoms of this world will become the Kingdom of our God”(Tony Campolo, Its” Friday but Sundays Coming, p.106)" http://www.letusreason.org/Popteac27.htm

how does that square with the whole "the world is dying, Christ is coming to burn it and start all over" thought?

hmmm.. can we be effective change agents if we DONT think that we will win ultimately? he talked about cynicism and how deadened america's youth are... cynics don't transform the world. i'm not sure they make great evangelists, either...

thought two:
What I am trying to say is that Jesus who incarnated God 2,000 years ago is mystically present and waiting to be discovered in EVERY person you and I encounter” (A Reasonable Faith p. 171)

he said something along the same lines today, actually speaking of the "sacrament" of Christ being revealed in the eyes of others. Christ says, "I was hungry and you fed me not," but i think he was maying a point, not being quite literal....

thought three:
"I am saying that there is no salvation apart from Jesus, that’s my evangelical mindset. However, I’m not convinced that Jesus only lives in Christians.”

so. he's intense, and intensely wrong on somethings. was LeTourneau right in having him come? on one hand, his message was GOOD, in that it addressed the materialism and apathy within the american church. LeTU is a instution of higher education and supposed center for contemplation, so maybe it's not their responsibility to *censor* out speakers for rightthought. i wonder...

thought twelve/thirds:
In 2004, LeTU made $42,643,565... Alvin O. Austin is listed as "CEO." i'm not making ANY comments about facility services... but only by sheer will power.

thought the one after the one before:
so lemme see if i get this straight... compassion internat'l has these schools and sponsors children. you donate to their ministry and get a photo and letters in return, right? hmmmm...

i'm off for coffee and educational politics

1 Comments:

Blogger Pastor Tebbe said...

Bekkah,
(You can erase those spam comments.)
Campolo sounds like a true liberal. Sad that Fundamentalists-Evangelicals dropped the ball 100 years ago on care of the poor and needy. If one side neglects a vital issue another will make it their cause. Of course half a truth does not justify a lie and a half.
Yes we should care for the poor. No, liberal-marxist social policies are not the solution. Yes, the church has a real calling to transform society. No, Jesus does not live in Hindus and Muslims and atheists already.
Good perception.

jueves, 29 septiembre, 2005  

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