FROM Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World by Michael S. Horton —
“We’ve become accustomed to looking around restlessly for something new, the latest and greatest, that idea or product or person or experience that will solve our problems, give us some purpose, and change the world. Although we might be a little jaded by the ads, we’re eager to take whatever it is ‘to a whole new level.’
Sometimes, chasing your dreams can be ‘easier’ than just being who we are, where God has placed you, with the gifts he has given to you.
American Christianity is a story of perpetual upheavals in churches and individual lives. Starting with the extraordinary conversion experience, our lives are motivated by a constant expectation for The Next Big Thing. We’re growing bored with the ordinary means of God’s grace, attending church week in and week out.
Doctrines and disciplines that have shaped faithful Christian witness in the past are often marginalized or substituted with newer fashions or methods. The new and improved may dazzle us for the moment, but soon they have become ‘so last year’.”
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I enjoy reading your blogs everyday!
One thing that would help me, would be if you could possibly format the color of your text to be “less grey” and to be “more black”, so that there is a sharper contrast between the white background and the text.
Thanks. Nancy. I will watch that. Grey is the default for some reason. I need to change that after these pre-scheduled posts run their course. I appreciate it.