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dance floor wisdom

16 Jul

Some dance floor wisdom.
From the paragraph I cranked out in my sermon notes for the teaching on 7/12/15 at the Vineyard

In dance our energy works together;
in wrestling it’s aimed at one another.
One is about connection for beauty,
the other about connection for domination.

Christ is infinitely flexible!
He can enter any dance anywhere with anyone.
In only one setting was and is he challenged in this:
in the heavily religious setting,
and that for the simple reason the very religious
typically don’t dance!

Religion tends to be inflexible,
fragile,
“keep it secret, keep it safe.”
It must be defended, protected.

But Christ is infinitely flexible
ceaselessly infiltrating the world,
seeping under all walls,
breezing through every bar,
joining in the rhythm of every dance.

Sometimes we flatter ourselves
that we are “bringing Christ” to the world
or to the neighborhood.

I hate to burst your bubble,

but he created that neighborhood
and he’s already there.
Your job as a Christ follower is
to join the dance of your neighborhood,
find the rhythm of Christ already there,
and then simply identify the One in whom
“they have lived, and moved, and had their very being” all along.

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<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/133285933″>1 Corinthians 9.1-27: &quot;YIELD&quot;</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/vcfboise”>Vineyard Boise</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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2 Comments

Posted by on July 16, 2015 in haverings

 

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2 responses to “dance floor wisdom

  1. studentinheels

    July 16, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Gosh I miss your sermons and shenanigans! Well said, sir, well said.

     
  2. wordhaver

    July 16, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Oh Pond, to have some shared shenanigans once more…

     

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