Countdown Day 27

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So, just as a new path opens up new territory in which cities can be built, the gospel is for us a movement, a pioneering adventure, leaving behind it a pathway along with institutions that are constructed, renewed, replaced, and so on. But the movement is never contained or controlled by the institution any more than the wind is contained or controlled by the branches through which it blows; no city along the path should be taken as the journey’s end. (28)

From A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith (available February 9, 2010)
“Now and then gifted people emerge who see the situation from a higher and more helpful level. Brian McLaren is one of those seers.” (Richard Rohr, author of Everything Belongs and The Naked Now)