Disclaimer: About This Blog

THIS BLOG IS: my personal journey of how I am rethinking some of my spiritual beliefs.
THIS BLOG IS NOT: intended to point fingers at people who I think are wrong.
I do not believe the final judgement will be based on how many correct answers we get on a theology exam. I believe many people throughout history have had genuine relationships with our Lord and Saviour Jesus, despite holding questionable beliefs and practices. I make no claim to having it all figured out or being your judge. If we end up disagreeing over these topics I pray we can find a way to demonstrate grace.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Quotes re Generation X and Postmodernism

A few more quotes from  Jesus Has Left The Building by Winnipeg author Paul Vieira:

"Generation X is making a distinction between spirituality and religion. Maybe it's time for the church to make this same distinction."

"This emerging generation right around the world is ready for the apostolic dream. They are looking for authentic experience with Jesus. Postmodern thinking people need to know truth for themselves. They are most impacted by truth that comes through experience and relationship. They must be able to say, "this is something that I know, not just what I read in a book."  This is perfect, because salvation in Jesus hinges on an experience, a revelation of God. Young people are not looking to know more facts about God. They are looking to meet Him. They want to see Him active in the human experience. This becomes an open door for the gospel. It is a challenge to believers to live out their faith."

If the postmodern person is seeking to develop their own sense of reality, Jesus, who is the Truth, can work with that. The absolute becomes relative. When we stand before the Lord, it's not what we know that matters, but who we know. The intimate knowledge of Christ is the final and most satisfying destination of the postmodern journey."

"Jesus must be our message once again. The religion of "Christianity" is not much different than any other religion. The world doesn't need to hear about our church or denomination. Everything is Jesus and He is everything. Pluralism is providing God's people a backdrop to accentuate how glorious and unique Christ is. The light of a candle shines brighter in the midst of complete darkness."
These quotes made sense to me. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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