Over the next couple of posts I'm going to draw on some quotations from Derek Wilson's Out of the Storm (see previous post). Lazy blogging? Probably, but I'm going to do it anyway!
"Dramatic sights stick in the mind while the daily routines of early life become blurred in recollection but it is the latter that, cumulatively, have the greater formative effect."
So how does this apply to our Christian experience? Many, particularly in evangelical churches, place a strong emphasis on the 'dramatic moment of conversion' - I don't, because I don't have such an event.
For me the greater signficance is the ongoing formation of character, as we seek to become authentic Christ followers.
There are scary thoughts here:
- What are we doing to support and nurture people exploring Christianity?
- What are we doing to keep on developing ourselves?
(Please note - I didn't say that the posts would be about Luther!)