“…We need not look far to find that our religious communities , influenced as they are by the movement known as modernity, have tended to emphasise the idea of ”?being" and ”?destination": one becomes a Christian, joins a church and is saved. From this idea of destination flows our understanding of evangelism as a means of sharing our faith and encouraging others to embrace it for themselves. For those involved in the emerging conversation, this view distorts the deeper meaning of evangelism, for once we acknowledge that we are becoming Christian, becoming Church and being saved, then the other can be seen as a possible instrument of our further conversion. Even a brief reflection upon the darkness in our own lives bears testimony to the fact that we need to be evangelized as much, if not more, than those around us…”? (How NOT To Speak for God, p6)

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  1. […] NextReformation »? becoming “…We need not look far to find that our religious communities , influenced as they are by the movement known as modernity, have tended to emphasise the idea of ”?being" and ”?destination": one becomes a Christian, joins a church and is saved. From this idea of destination flows our understanding of evangelism as a means of sharing our faith and encouraging others to embrace it for themselves. For those involved in the emerging conversation, this view distorts the deeper meaning of evangelism, for once we acknowledge that we are becoming Christian, becoming Church and being saved, then the other can be seen as a possible instrument of our further conversion. Even a brief reflection upon the darkness in our own lives bears testimony to the fact that we need to be evangelized as much, if not more, than those around us…”? (How NOT To Speak for God, p6) […]