I appreciate Brian's treatment of a virtue rarely talked about in the modern church. His candid honesty and conversational tone made this book powerful without being preachy.
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Photo by Elijah Hiett. O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvellous for me.
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But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. I can still remember vividly how the words of Psalm spoke out to me during one of my morning devotions. It sustained me during a heady period of involvement in the work of Global South and Communion work in the period post, speaking to me continuously as our small diocese grappled with complex issues.
I can remember having to give a sermon in one of the services after organising a very eventful conference where I found myself caught in the middle of an ecclesiastical storm. I was emotionally so depleted that I felt that if the Lord had not helped, I would have nothing to say to that small congregation. It is a very deepening cry for more of it and in turn, the cry is an experience in and of itself thus, the title of this article. Jesus did not just stop at teaching self-humility.
A leaver, then. Committed to Jesus, not an institution. Perhaps you've left your church in spirit, remaining in the pew. Outwardly silent. Secretly bored.
In either case, Brian Sanders has a word for you. Out of his own experience as a leaver, Brian distills the complex problem into two viable options:. Remain in your church with the blessing of Christ and in the power of his great vision for the church to come. Take the path of revolutionary leaving. Move purposefully, seeking the kingdom of God that is beyond institutions.
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Whether Sunday mornings find you alone in a one-bedroom apartment or isolated in a church of thousands, Brian reminds you to keep listening for God's call. Reform the church that is Christ's.
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