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Rules for Christian Radicals
by Clifford E Williams
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In the dimming light of day Pastors and parishioners move slowly. Why isnt it functioning and why are so many leaving the church?
I see a crowd pointing at various effects while the reason is hidden in plain sight. Dusty knees and sweaty brows, both pastors and pewsters indicate real concern. Jesus above them on the cross is the key, yet still unused.
They do not believe. They cannot. It is too simple, too costly.
They pause to consider but soon go back to moving furniture for the missing element not feeling Him hover. He lingers in view, the only light in the room. The cross sounds trite.
It is passe to say "All you need is love." Sacrificial living sounds very lofty, assigned to Protestant saints: ten Boom and Wurmbrand.
If I point to the commands to love God and your neighbor, each nod in zombie-like agreement. Everyone appears to know but it doesn t add up. If we know the value of love, what is the problem?
Rules for Christian Radicals, an obvious steal from the book Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinski, points out how to overcome the Churchs ineffectiveness.
The book deals primarily with the model of sacrificial living not as a great idea but as a mandate. The ideas of this book are practical and doable.
It deals with the costs and challenges. This book also helps individuals develop a plan to carry out this mission. In order to further the reader s experiential knowledge they need to network.
This network is called Operation Deluge at www.delugeop.com This is a site where there are FAQs, stories shared, and wisdom given by those who serve as generals in the unseen army of sacrificial lovers.
About The Author:
Clifford E. Williams is a pastor and missionary. He has a wife and six children and lives North of Seattle, Washington. He studied engineering at Washington State University and worked as a nuclear engineer. After completing service in the Air Force National Guard, he and his family served street kids in Colombia, South America. He, with a team of friends, have planted two churches in the Northwest. Cliff is currently helping the poor of the community in drug/alcohol rehab, housing, and career development. He is also working on economic development in poor countries. All income generated by the sales of books goes to this work.
Clifford E. Williams is an active blogger at ChristianBlog.Com and can be found at http://www.christianblog.com/blogger/clifrad
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