Thursday, September 20, 2007

Wisdom from Tim Stevens

Tim Stevens, is not only Granger's Executive Pastor and an accomplished author, he's now, a magazine columnist. Collide is a promising new magazine which will feature columns from Tim on the use of Pop Culture in Church, a passion of his.

Great quote from the debut issue:

"In recent years there have been a number of book that have been written to discuss the merging of faith and culture. It has been encouraging to see a segment of the Church wake up to the potential of leveraging the culture to reach our friends...

But these authors almost solely focus on our personal faith. Any metion of the local church is negative or absent. It's almost as if the authors are all saying that the Church is irrelevant. It's not even part of the conversation. If you want to have spiritual conversation with a friend, the Church will only get in the way...

I understand that, I do. I've seen more impotent churches than effective ones... but I've also seen churches that get it.

This is going to be Tim's focus for the column. Finding churches that "get it" and highlighting what they're doing. I'm looking forward to seeing what Tim finds.

Way to go, brother.

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