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May we all become more whole people.
One essay down, one to go. Isn't it great that I save all necessary work for the last possible minutes? Yeah, I rock.
By this time tomorrow, I will be officially moved OUT of the dorm and moved INTO my new house - so exciting!
Last night once I was burned out on attempting to understand philosophy, I began to read through some of the pamphlets from the Ekklesia Project. Such an intense and beautiful theological movement - and an inspiring thing to be a part of. Some sample thoughts:
"If the church tries to compete with TV then the church is already lost."
"Christians produced by 'consumer choice' churches, moreover, will lack the resources to resist being consumed by what they consume."
"Of course, to be reminded that Christianity is not an 'idea', even an idea to give our lives 'meaning', makes clear our conviction that the church in our society must be an alternative culture. The challenge is to distinguish forms of being counter-cultural that are faithful to the gospel from the endless variations a capitalist order produces to give us the impression we are 'our own person.'"
Read more about the Ekklesia Project at www.ekklesiaproject.org. This gives me more inspiration to dig into a LOT of reading over this Christmas break. John Howard Yoder, Wendell Berry, Stanley Hauerwas, Dorothy Day (and probably some others)... mmm.
I have to write seven to eight pages on three books I have not read. I am a genius.
I am not even particularly stressed because I know that by this time tomorrow, I should be done... and after that I have four weeks of no responsibility. I can't wait to just read and write and create and spend time with people and just... BE. So beautiful.
I also am quite excited for Sunday, when more really great people will come to spend some time with me and Shane. I hope that I can continue to be even a small spark for the fire just waiting to happen here at North Park. I have so many dreams stirring in my head right now. Dreams for this place and these people and how we might be made real. Pray that we might run towards the revolution, holding nothing back, hoping only for the Way of Jesus to live and move among us.
|Shaner at Wheaton College tomorrow. With a whole bunch of really great people. Finals what?!|
|Currently Playing : Madison Greene - Guinea Greene Style|
O Come all ye faithful... and ye unfaithful.
"Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money one what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live."
"But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."
"Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me... I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."
Rejoice in the celebration of our Lord who calls us - the weak, the broken, the dirty - into His glorious presence.