Greg Boyd: Please, Jesus, Protect Me From Your Followers

Greg Boyd: Please, Jesus, Protect Me From Your Followers April 23, 2012

What do you think? What are areas Christians need to move forward into looking more like Jesus in the world?

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  • Brad Thomas

    In Yann Martel’s novel, Life of Pi, we read that the principle of existence is what we call love which “works itself out sometimes not clearly, not cleanly, not immediately, nonetheless ineluctably.”  Love is opaque, dirty, messy, ugly at times, patient, and inescapable – sounds like Christ to me – his life, his death, his resurrection, and his seemingly long awaited return (whatever “return” means).  Martel also writes that what most people fail to realize is that God must be defended on the inside, and that religion (whatever that means) is about our DIGNITY not our DEPRAVITY.  I find these statements very challenging and enlightening.

    In short – I agree with Boyd.  Here it is:  Leave the judging to God.  Love others and serve them wherever they are in their transformation.  Augustine:  preach the gospel at all times and if necessary use words.  Live – really live.  And love – really love.

  • Aaron

    I couldn’t agree more….just thought I was a pagan for thinking these things:) Convicting as well because I know I have done my share to push others to think negatively about Christians

  • Aaaaaaargh

    This is the Jesus I want to follow.

  • Finally had time to listen, Kurt.  Good stuff from Greg!  I especially liked that “Jesus is against some things, but he’s always for people!