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Full of Life

Sorry for the bloggus interruptus, but I’m back now.

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what is going on at the Student Center: what kind of ministry do we want, what kind of effect should we have at Lamar and elsewhere, how do we get there. The thing I keep coming back to is I want us to be a body that is full of life.

Well that’s nice and all, but what does “full of life” mean? A few thoughts have I (saith Yoda)….

+ Full of life means being open to receiving that life from the one creates, redeems, and sustains: the living God, revealed in Jesus Christ, and made present through the Holy Spirit.
+ Full of life means taking care of each other–being there in the good, bad, and in-between times.
+ Full of life means exercising personal responsibility, making decisions that reflect good and not evil, and attempting to live in the pattern of Jesus.
+ Full of life means being an agent of change in our society and culture, using power to serve one another rather than dominate, and to celebrate justice, righteousness, truth, and peace.
+ Full of life means living not out of a sense of entitlement or self-gratification, but rather out of gratitude and service towards others
+ Full of life means inviting others to “come and see” how we as Christians follow Jesus in this time and place…and that even they can be a part of the Kingdom of God.

Originally posted 10/2/07.

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Aren't we what we repeatedly love? My wife, being GeekDad to the 4 superkids, United Methodist pastoring, Texas, science fiction and other nerdy pursuits, words (speaking, listening, writing, reading), Britain, music, camping, tech, baseball, practicing theology. Jesus. Coffee.

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