OK, I’m just plain tired of typing. Or maybe I’m just getting lazy. Or maybe, just maybe, I want to tap into the creative juices of all the idealism found in the youthful effervescence that comprises Crew Church. I’m going with lazy.
Paul Boekell mentioned last Sunday several examples of what living in radical community with one another may actually look like. Here’s his list:
- Giving away cars and clothes.
- Giving away your Christmas bonus.
- Giving of your time and abilities.
- Staying at someone’s house till 1 am to help them lay tile in their bathroom.
- Making late night trips to the store to fill up your trunk with wonderful things, so you can stop by and spoil someone in your Gospel Community who is broken.
I want to dovetail onto that by letting you add your own ideas in the comment section. What are some ways our gospel communities can demonstrate radical community with one another? It can be an idea that you have personally observed. Or it can be something you would like to see happen. Maybe it’s an opportunity you personally missed and now regret. Or it could be something that didn’t happen in the past which would have encouraged you if it had.
One ground rule, though: these posts are meant to edify and encourage–so try to steer away from personal examples unless they’re positive. Slanderous or gossipy posts will be promptly deleted, and your laptop will be confiscated and delivered to the elders. Or something. Something bad. Really bad.
Hopefully, by the time we’re done, we’ll have a great list from your comments to draw a painting for us all to see what grace-enabled, Spirit-empowered community can actually look like.
To sweeten the deal: I’m giving away a copy of Michael Horton’s book Christless Christianity to one commenter, drawn at random. (If you don’t want the book, just add “No thanks to the book!” at the end of your comment, so someone who will use it may get it.) Sorry; this drawing is open to locals only! Click here for a review of Christless Christianity.
So what does “Christless Christianity” have to do with the topic of this post, i.e., radical community? I have no idea. Probably not much. But I had an extra copy, and it’s a really cool book.
Now I’m really getting tired of typing. Go!