Wednesday, January 14, 2009

finishing well?

so many times we hear about (and perhaps witness) christian workers and ministries finishing badly...personal failures and scandals are all too common in "well established" and "high profile" ministries.  more subtle but no less problematic are the vibrant communities that dissolve into bureaucratic stability and debilitating formalization.

this is a fascinating article about the church of the savior in Washington DC.  well worth reading, especially for those of us caught up in the life of missional communities.

as i read through the article i felt an unusual commonality with the people of the church - i have read about them over the years and always had this church in mind when describing our life together in lexington.  i'm encouraged by the magnanimity and grace of gordon cosby (founder and long-time servant of the church).  what a remarkable dedication to the kingdom and what a lose grip on leaving a legacy.  lot's to ponder for us as we start our 11th year of life together.

1 comment:

Dan Lowe said...


I think it would be an understatement to state that most of you guys/gals in Kentucky, if it came down to it, wouldn't have a hard fast grip on allowing Communality to seep into the background. No, the things that you all would have hard, fast grips on are the communities in which you live. That's why I love you all so much!! May you be as this Church is when the time comes.

Love you.