Sunday, February 14, 2010

Are You Too Fashionable?

From Unfashionable by Tullian Tchividjian

10. 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.

9. 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.

8. It's been a long time since you disagreed with anything said by Oprah.

7. You've attended a "leadership" conference where you learned more about organization and props (structural renovation) than proclamation and prayer (spiritual reformation).

6. 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.

5. You've concluded that everything new is better than anything old or that everything old is better than anything new.

4. You think that the way Jesus lived is more important than what he said, that his deeds are more important than his doctrine.

3. You believe that the best way to change our culture is to elect a certain kind of politician.

2. The church you've chosen is defined more by its reaction to "boring traditional" churches than by its response to a needy world.

1. The one verse you most wish wasn't in the Bible is John 14:6, where Jesus says, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." That's way to close-minded!

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