Gleanings: Two-footed Christianity

Richard Rohr (e-letter for Feb 20) offers us a good image of our Christian walk…

“The Jewish prophets had one foot in Israel and one foot outside and beyond. So must you have one foot in your historical faith community and one foot in the larger world; one foot rooted in a good tradition of accountability and another in your own world of service, volunteerism, occupation, a subgroup, or what I call “lifestyle Christianity” and some call “Emerging Church,” which desires to move beyond mere belief and worship systems to actual lifestyle choices and new accountability systems for giving your life away.”

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Retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 31 books. Also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
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One Response to Gleanings: Two-footed Christianity

  1. dkhalcomb2 says:

    I have desired to move beyond mere belief and worship systems to actual lifestyle choices for quite some time now. I have accomplished some of the lifestyle choices since retiring in January 2012 but have yet to find new accountability.

    I have researched other belief and accountability systems in an effort to answer the question: “What would it look like to move beyond mere belief and worship systems to actual lifestyle choices and new accountability systems?” The new accountability systems has stumped me. I continue to wrestle with this. Any ideas? thoughts?

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