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January 31, 2007

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Wow! The Door of Hope sounds like an amazing place. It's too bad they can only take 7 families. I'm sure there is need for more.

As to orthopraxy, sometimes I wonder if it precedes orthodoxy. What I mean is this: It is much easier to do what you know is right and compassionate than it is to figure out the details of why you are doing it. Orthodoxy is important, but it strikes me as fairly significant that Jesus almost always talks about his followers as those who DO what he commands. He also doesn't have a thorough checklist of orthodox beliefs when he declares someone to be a follower of his or saved. Also, his parables speak of the saved as the ones who DO what pleases God and rightly deal with others.

And to go along with this, I believe it was McLaren that talks about the reverse of the faith order that we have been used to in the modern world: believe, behave, belong. In the postmodern U.S. it more often works out to be belong, behave (orthopraxy), and lastly believe (orthodoxy). There is plenty of evidence for this reverse order in my urban church.

Great Post!

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