Irenic Thoughts

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Hannah is baptizedHannah is baptized yesterday in worship

My UMC friend Jim sent me to the rudely named Church Marketing Sucks by way of a link at his blog The Greatest Story Ever Told. There I found the following about what makes a church remarkable:
I was watching a talk delivered by Seth Godin at Google, and he said something that was profoundly self evident.

"[Remarkable] doesn't mean beautiful or ideal or perfect. It only means one thing: Worth making a remark about."
Fundamentally, Christianity is viral. Aside from some extraordinary conversion experiences, it's Jesus Christ doing something that was worth talking about. Then His disciples were exposed to Him, and they did things worth talking about.

Is your church presenting Christ in a remarkable way? You don't have to be perfect. You don't have to be ideal. You don't have to be beautiful. But are you doing things that get the community talking? The world? Or are you just running aimlessly or yelling upwards into the sky?
So something is remarkable if people remark on it. Simple enough. The question this Week after Easter then is what has Jesus done in your life lately that is remarkable?


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