Wednesday, April 19, 2006

From No Perfect People Allowed

I thought I'd offfer an interesting quote on Christians and tolerance from John Burke(pastor of Gateway Community Church in Austin, Texas)'s book on "how do we live out the message of Jesus in today's ever-changing culture?"
The way we must navigate these cultural shallows comes from understanding that in a postmodern culture, the messenger is the message. How we are perceived is every bit as important as the truths we espouse. What they see is what they get. The attitude of the church culture will either convey the person of Christ and his attitude, which was outrageously accepting of and attractive to the "sinners" of his day, or our attitudes toward others will reinforce a stereotype that does a disservice to Jesus.


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