Best Blog Post Title Ever

7 Feb

Kevin DeYoung (who is not emergent even though he should be) has a post called Jesus Came to Save Grimace and the Hamburglar Too.  That is a great title.  And he makes a great point,  Jesus came for everyone.  As I see it most ministries being started are to one of two groups:  upper middle class white folks in Housing developments in the burbs or ultra hip urban dwellers.  The problem is  that there are a giant amount of people who need Jesus who are neither.  There are people who live in urban neighborhoods but are poor or disabled,  people who live in rural areas and farm and just plain old people who don’t love coffee shops and indy rock.  Jesus died for them too.  Would that Jesus would call some church planters to something other than a seeker church with a coffee bar on the edge of Atlanta or to a reformed church with pastors clad in black in Seattle…Because Jesus died for Grimace too.

D

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4 Responses to “Best Blog Post Title Ever”

  1. Tim February 8, 2009 at 1:56 pm #

    Amen, I love how many churches in the Acts 29 group are focused on getting rid of sissy Christianity, but they fail to realize their indie rock/hipster attitude does not translate well to most blue collar men. Drinking Fat Tire does not make you accessible to the common man.

  2. poopemerges February 8, 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    Tim I agree I am thankful for so much about A29 which is our tribe…but it needs to become more diverse and by God’s grace it is…with Churches like Ephipany Fellowship and others..and our own in process.

    D

  3. Tim February 10, 2009 at 10:39 am #

    I worked with an A29 church in Hannibal, MO, and the problems with adjusting a Mars Hill approach to a rural-midwest was very apparent. I checked out Epiphany’s website; they’re doing some great things. I love the intentional barbershop idea.

  4. poopemerges February 10, 2009 at 11:00 am #

    We are in an urban context ourselves…and we love A29…but we don’t try and take the style, but we resonate with the Theology and heart…cause Godwin Heights in Michigan is not Seattle. I know that A29 wants to become more diverse…the real problem is that every planter thinks he is called to the trendy urbanite. Matt Carter nailed this at the Dallas boot camp (audio is online…it is amazing). He basically said “some people are called to the hood, to minister to 100 people for 50 years and then die.”

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