I was over at Eternal Revolution which is one great blog, and they had some good thoughts from Mark Driscoll’s new book, The Radical Reformission: Reaching Out Without Selling Out. Mark Driscoll is the pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA.
Driscoll’s new book is one that I have not read yet, but I have been hearing a lot of great things about it. So I am posting this blog without knowing much about the book except what I have been hearing and reading. But what intersts me is the excerpt from the bloggers at Eternal Revolution. It is as follows:
I recently finished reading Mark Driscoll’s book, The Radical Reformission, in which he outlines what he considers to be the three key components of Christian Spirituality: 1) Gospel 2) Culture 3) Church
He also explains the problematic results occurring when one of these three components is missing:
1) Church + Gospel – Culture = Fundamentalism
2) Gospel + Culture – Church = Parachurch
3) Culture + Church – Gospel = Liberalism
I am posting this because I am very intrigued by what he considers the three components of Christian Spirituality. And I am more intrigued at the problematic results that he lists when one of the components is missing.
Just looking at his example without thinking too much of what some other components may be, I am wondering about where we are at as a college ministry at The Quest, or where you think the ministry you are involved in is at. More than likely though, I think that as a ministry we tend to move in and out of these three arenas, sometimes embracing certain components at the exclusion of the others, etc.
And is maintaining some type of healthy balance and equilibrium between the three, the ideal state?