Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Patrick just bought a book called:
by: Tullian Tchividjian
(try to pronounce that name!)

He has not read the book yet,
so I can't say whether it's good or not,
but I want to share with you the first page
as the author describes what he
means by the term unfashionable:

"You May Be Too Fashionable If...
  • You can look around at church and notice that everybody is basically the same age as you are, and they look and dress pretty much like you do.
  • You think it's very uncool to sing a worship song that was "in" five years ago- much less sing a hymn from another century.
  • It's been a long time since you disagreed with anything said by Oprah.
  • You've attended a "leadership" conference where you learned more about organization and props (structural renovation) than proclamation and prayer (spiritual reformation).
  • Your goal in spending time with non-Christians is to demonstrate that you're really no different than they are, and to prove this you curse like a sailor, drink like a fish, and smoke like a chimney.
  • You've concluded that everything new is better than anything old or that everything old is better than anything new.
  • You think that the way Jesus lived is more important than what he said- that his deeds are more important than his doctrine.
  • You believe that the best way to change our culture is to elect a certain kind of politician.
  • The church you've chosen is defined more by its reaction to "boring traditional" churches than by its response to a needy world.
  • The one verse you most wish wasn't in the Bible is John 14:6, where Jesus says, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." That's way too close minded!"
Are you unfashionable?

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