Sunday, May 28, 2006

Full Flannel Jacket

there is no such thing as fruitless ministry. only good fruit and bad fruit. what is not beneficial can only be harmful.

is it harmful to think in only black and white? i almost don't want to believe that my faith holds any power or authority. yet i sing about moving mountains and forget that Peter walked on water. i must admit, Christianity to its full extent is unfamiliar territory. i need discipleship. i need tougher meat to chew. i need to interact with God on a new level. i want to know how to get to that secret place. i rationalize the mystery of God and seek purpose behind His miracles. if it is not good to move a mountain, it must be bad.

i want to see someone make a Holy Spirit felt puppet. i want to know what that looks like. and use it to teach a lesson explaining the Trinity.

"In every encounter we either give life or we drain it. There is no neutral exchange." - Brennan Manning


  1. I don't think you're implying that there is some sort of heirarchy in Christian spiritual experience, but it sort of sounds like you are here: "i need to interact with God on a new level". Maybe I'm being nitpicky. Maybe there is a heigherarchy in Christian experience, but I haven't experienced it yet, so maybe I'm only on level one.

  2. i wouldn't call it a heirarchy, but i think God's depth is unlimited, and there are deeper levels of intimacy. such as any relationship.