Monday, January 30, 2012

SPUR: Conversation

I'm not sure if you are familiar with The Elephant Room or not. Basically here's how it works. A bunch of ministers/pastors/clergy get together. These individuals may disagree on any number of theologies (minor and major) and approaches to the ministry BUT they are solidly united by the blood of Christ. In that spirit of unity (all unity should flow from the blood of Christ) they discuss and even argue their views. My faith has been challenged by the few videos I have been privileged to watch. 

Here is the SPUR to love and good deeds this week. You are probably surrounded by individuals who claim to follow Christ. Ask questions. 

  • What do you believe about the Trinity? 
  • What do you believe about the tension of saved by grace and the necessity of works?
  • How does salvation work?
  • What role, if any, should the church play in politics, sports, school and so on?
  • Do all dogs go to Heaven?
Ask questions but more importantly, know why you have the answers you have. 

  • Are your understandings/answers/theologies (whatever you want to call it) "yours" OR did you just hear them somewhere? 
  • Are they from the Bible or a person or a t.v. show (you know it happens!)?
  • Why do you believe what you believe?
When you ask questions and discuss, show respect. As Christians we need to engage each other in these conversations for spiritual growth but we need to do it in the right manner.

Want to learn more about this format or The Elephant Room? Click here.

Taken from the Elephant Room: Round 2 on Vimeo.

And if anyone has the full video set, let me know!

all about Christ,

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