Tuesday, July 03, 2007

why God might like lovely Anglican vicars

First day with Anglicans went well. I think I found out at least one reason why over lunch.

I use Luke 10:1-12 as a key Biblical text when I talk about missional and emerging church. It provides a very helpful window by which to analyse cultural change. It seems to both encourage and challenge diverse church groupings.

So as part of today, we spent an hour in Luke 10:1-12, firstly dwelling in the word, secondly me doing some teaching around it, thirdly them working in groups on the implications for leadership today. And tomorrow I will do some storytelling about how this text is working practically in my context as we plant communities.

Anyhow, at lunch I became aware that Luke 10:1-12 is the Lectionary text for Sunday coming. All these busy Anglican vicars, at a conference all week, wondering how on earth they are going to get time to work on Sunday’s sermon, suddenly found themselves frantically scribbling notes as they get some free exegesis and some free stories and some free application to mission and ministry today. See, God must like lovely Anglicans.

Posted by steve at 03:32 PM

1 Comment

  1. Shucks, I just love a story with a happy ending. Blessings for tomorrow.


    Comment by Merv — July 3, 2007 @ 10:14 pm

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