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July 21, 2014

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Tim, great post, yet it is a shame you have to write it. Doctrine is easy to spout and homogeneity seems desirous. Neither transform the most important part of our being - our hearts.

It seems that so many, again, want to know the rules of their religion without having the relationship with Christ that truly changes hearts. I think that the new convert wants to see and experience world change without worrying about the religious rule so much.

"I wish that you were either cold or hot! Because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of my mouth."
Thanks Tim. Another excellent post! This is a good reminder of what Kraft, Bonhoeffer and many others remind us--namely that it is about a relationship, not a set of rules.

Thanks to Mike, Gary and Jennifer! And thanks for reminding us all about the importance of heart-change, not just affinity with a particular denomination. Maybe all of our denominations would be healthier if--without forsaking our history, traditions and beliefs--we were all a bit more concerned about change from the inside out. -Tim

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