Driving a car forms us. Attending a strategy session shapes us. Watching TV or listening to talk radio shapes us. Going to church forms us. Reading Scripture, practicing sabbath, giving to the poor … all these things are a kind of spiritual formation. Each of them tugging on us and molding us in a different way — some more in the way of Jesus, some less.
So how are we formed by The Big Sunday Assembly? Or to put it differently, what kind of Christians are we creating? Answer: Church Attenders.
Our systems are designed to create reliable attenders of religious services, faithful givers to church coffers, and diligent students of ‘bible study.’ And we succeed.
ABOVE from a new post by Jimmy Shaw at Fluid Faith. Always a must read.