Normally, I wouldn’t post twice in one day, but Todd Hunter posted something really cool on his blog (toddhunters.blogspot.com). He writes, “I could not and still can not read the statistics people like Barna, Gallop and the sociologists of religion give us, know what I know from the insides of denominations, etc. and not HAVE to do something about it; my conscience constrains me! Not because I am down on the church, quite the opposite, I am up on her future. I just want to help shape and form that future, to re-shape our imagination about ‘church.'”
I don’t have much to say other than, “Yes!! That’s exactly how I feel.” I’ve never been down on the church. I love the church. I am who I am today because of God, who is alive through his people. And in my love for the church, I’m excited about her future and what she will accomplish. I want to be part of that future and if God allows, I want to help stir a new imagination for what the church can be and do where God has placed me.