Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Sort of following from the last post, in Velvet Elvis, Rob Bell makes an interesting point about “Christian” being a noun , and a poor adjective (surely you remember those High School English lessons?).
In other words – it’s a name of a person who follows Jesus, rather than a description.
He helpfully suggest that when you begin to use it as a label (description or adjective) you can end up in trouble, such as dualism (some things are described as Christian, some “secular”). You can also miss God at work outside of the world of that “label”, and end up believing everything with the label is superior or “true”.
So God can speak through people, music, places that would not necessarily, or in commercial terms carry the adjective “Christian”.
So what is Christian youthwork?


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