Sunday, November 05, 2006

Eugene Peterson 2

“The biblical fact is that there are no successful churches.

There are, instead, communities of sinners, gathered before God week after week in towns and villages all over the world.

The Holy Spirit gathers them and does his work in them. In these communities of sinners, one of the sinners is called pastor and given a designated responsibility in the community.

The pastor's responsibility is to keep the community attentive to God. It is this responsibility that is being abandoned in spades."

3 comments:

Esky said...

Eugene- such a great name!

mase said...

'keeping the community attentive to God' - a clear and succint guideline! v. helpful!

Digger said...

Yeah pretty much the coolest name ever!

Yeah I know Mase, I'm a fan of that phrase too, will keep that in the vocab.

You two clearly win the "Best Commentors on Diggers Blog" Award! Your prixes are int he mail...