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Thursday, July 08, 2004

Question to Ponder

It's almost been a year since I've read "A New Kind of Christian." And it still has shaken my soul with the pondering thoughts Brian McLaren has addressed. Because of his creative writing, it has made me really think about salvation, along with other important conversations.

Is salvation something we "get" and then consider the option of joining God in His grand mission? Or is salvation something we experience while joining God in His grand mission? Is the real issue being "saved" or "crossing a line" or signing on to a new set of beliefs? Or is it following Jesus, joining him in his adventure and mission of saving the world and expressing God's love. If a person isn't moving ahead on that journey, then no matter how many aisle he walks down and cards he fills out and "sinner's prayer" he says, is that person in any meaningful way experiencing salvation? Is it any of our business who goes to hell?