Beyond the box

“I made a distinction today between packaged truth and experienced truth. I think we’re real good at packaging truth in the church. We have our systematic theologies and three-point sermons with alliterations. But maybe what people respond to is truth that is more unplugged and more unpackaged.

People respond to stories and stories are experienced truth. And sometimes that is messy. Sometimes the truth doesn’t fit into our nice neat categories. But the church needs to be a place where we allow people to be in process. One of the greatest hinderances to spiritual authenticity is this feeling that we have to have it all figured out.”

A keen thought from Mark Batterson

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