August 6, 2012

Hold Your Nerve and Do Nothing

There is a certain franticness to how Christians are responding to what is called the “rapid, discontinuous change” we see in our culture. Rather than the future being a long slow upward progressive climb, we’re finding, to our horror, that it’s more like a rollercoaster, with dips, dives and turns everywhere. We’re getting exhausted just reading the books about what we should be doing to sort it all out (see almost every book written in the last twenty years with the word “Church” in the title – Ed), never mind actually doing anything.

My latest article for Evangelical Alliance’s Engage online magazine offers a daring solution: Take A deep breath, hold your nerve and do nothing! Sounds a little lazy. Sounds a little naive. But what exactly do I mean by “doing nothing”?? Have a read of the full article here and find out.

And while you are at it, explore the rest of the EA Ethos site – it has some great resources on it.

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There is no guarantee that Jesus will return in our desired timeframe. Yet we have no reason to be anxious, because even if the timeframe is not guaranteed, the outcome is! We don’t have to waste energy being anxious; we can put it to better use.

Stephen McAlpine – futureproof

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