In July of this year, Richard Jacobson released his first book, Unchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity. Some of the contributors here on 3rdRace.org recently put some questions about his book to ol' Richard, and he was gracious enough to answer them. Thanks, Richard!
As believers, we are bullied every day by a part of ourselves. It beats us up and calls us names. It feeds us thoughts that hit us with condemning thoughts, thoughts of unworthiness, thoughts of you’ll never measure up and thoughts of you will never succeed. It will twist other people's words and our circumstances to solidify its case against us. Everyone who has ever drawn breath has had some experience of this type of bullying.
Four saints discuss being called unto the spiritual family of God, thereby moving to be a part of an organic expression of Christ. Also, how does functioning as a family fit into God's eternal purpose?
One of the ways the Lord transforms us is through stepping up and beholding Him (in corporate expression). Images of the reality of the person of Jesus Christ who indwells us are imprinted throughout the fullness of every aspect of His artistry in the visible creation. We can even see Him in the “creation(s)” of man. So, let’s take a peek inside the workings of a modern transformer.
This month's theme on the blog is transformation, or the transforming power of God through Jesus Christ. So, early one morning, I emerged from our camper with my pipe, coffee, and notebook to spend some time with the Lord. I turned my attention to the Lord with the thought of transformation...