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Tuesday, May 12, 2009


One of many cute signs decorating The Peppersauce Cafe

Romans 12:1-2 is a very important verse in Paul's application of the Gospel. I am about to teach from Roman's 12 for a while. I do not believe this is a formulaic type passage, ie. do this and this will happen.
I am really looking forward to revisting this passage that has been a favorite from the beginning. I wonder if we realize we are being tranformed or just discover that our motivations have changed. I believe worship here is a lifestyle, not a pew sitting experience. The word renewal is completely fascinating to me....what does it mean?

My friend Jerry Bernard, Christian thinker and writer, performer, and father of Crystal Bernard the actresss, has this quote on his blog. I absolutely love it.

Prayer for Truth
Rabbi Mordechai M. Kaplan
From the cowardice that shrinks from new truths, from the laziness that is content with half truths, and from the arrogance that thinks it knows all truth, O God of truth, deliver us.

I hope I avoid all these traps as I revisit this passage on Sundays.

1 comment:

Carmen Andres said...

i am absolutely enamored with Romans. not quite sure why that is, except Rom 8 and 12 are so rich and central, perhaps. brother, i wish you great joy on the journey!