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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Old Word New Meaning

Old words are taking on new meanings in this emerging culture. One of those words is transgressive. In the past when I heard the word transgressive I thought sin and transgressions. Today I think “transgressive church.”

Transgressive churches happily take on what the modern church would consider taboo; outsiders, outcast, and the outlaws.

Will you “take on” the taboos, whatever they are? When I say “take on” I mean less “stand against” than “walk alongside.” The church is here to destroy fortresses, not build them. A Mighty Fortress is not our church. A Mighty Fortress is our God.


At 12:22 PM, Blogger Fajita said...

"A flimsy picket fence is our church;
Flesh and blood ever failing."

Yes, it is our God who is Mighty!!!

At 4:26 PM, Blogger David U said...

Fred, Keith Brenton turned me on to your blog.....great stuff brother! I loved your parable from January the 24th. I have often said that our assembly worship has become our golden calf........in that we worship our worship service!

Keep on bloggin! God bless you and your family.


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