Thursday, August 28, 2008

Against and Beyond

A depth of faith I'm trying to echo and live from within where I'm at:

"I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief."
(Mark 9.24)

A cop-out?
Brian McLaren comments:
"If the word believing seems too soft a strategy for confronting (personal and) global crises, I would reply that believing seems like a soft or weak thing only when it is a domesticated belief. Tame believing for and within the dominant system may be easy, but wild believing against and beyond it turns normal people into heroes and history changers."
(Brian McLaren, 2007, Everything Must Change)

"I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief."
(Mark 9.24)

The first time someone dared to pray this prayer there was deliverance, freedom, healing, release and transformation. What could this against and beyond believing look like where you're at today? What could this against and beyond believing mean for how you engage with the world?

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