As many of you know, I did a Q&A with Pastor Greg Boyd about his ministry and upcoming books back in November 2012. I have followed Greg for a few years now (2006?). His theology has influenced me on multiple levels. I have often found his work to confirm much of my own study.
If I’m being gleefully honest… Greg has brought about a paradigm shift in my understanding of the nature of God in Christ, the complexities of the universe, and the beauty of the Kingdom of God.
Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to Skype with Greg. We talked for an hour about our lives and how they have converged in pursuit of the Kingdom. I told him of my desire to plant a church in Texas that appreciates real theological inquiry and engenders creative mission.
The sort of thing he is leading at Woodland Hills in St. Paul.
BTW: In case you’re wondering, I’ve been in conversation with friends and in serious prayer about how to move forward. We’ve been in Houston for almost six years, but we have been considering the possibility of making a move and doing something new in Austin—where the culture and environment is much different than our own.
I appreciate your continued prayers as we seek the Lord.
As I told Greg, I feel that my place is in leading a church sometime in the near future. But not just another evangelical church. I’m not sure where that will be or what it will look like yet, but in the meantime I’m believing that… as I’ve said to my friends… God is doing stuff.
And I believe God is doing stuff through ReKnew. I’m excited about the work these guys are doing!
Here’s what Greg posted at his blog a couple weeks back:
“We are living at a very important, and very exciting, juncture of history. The old religion of Christendom that has been identified with “Christianity” the last 1600 years is dying, and out of its ruins is arising a new tribe of kingdom revolutionaries. All around the globe people are getting the revelation that the kingdom is all about a God a looks like Jesus transforming a people to look like Jesus. ReKnew was launched six months ago to serve as a catalyst for this revolution and to help mobilize this revolution. If you are among those who want to be part of this new movement that God is raising up, I ask you to please give me 9 minutes of your time to listen to the vision I cast in this talk and to prayerfully consider how God might call you to join us in this important endeavor.“
I’m committed to Greg’s vision because I believe in his ministry and the tremendous resource that ReKnew will become in the days ahead. If you’re looking for something worthwhile to invest in this year, please consider supporting ReKnew in the coming Kingdom revolution.
Viva La Revolution!
D.D. Flowers, 2013.
January 3rd, 2013 at 7:53 am
I am glad you posted this. I have been following your blog for a few years and Greg Boyd has also been a positive influence on me via yourself. To be honest when I saw cast a vision (jump on board) I thought oh no not another one of these.
Thankfully I chose to watch the video. There is something to be said for someone who speaks straight. What Greg is talking about I do believe is very important and I hope he and the Reknew team can get that message out more fully and effectively.
I am considering being one of those supporters. I mean how easy is it to support Netflix or Hulu or any other type of monthly thing. This will be something that will make an impact on many believers that are rethinking the faith and those who are disillusioned.
Thanks for getting the word out.
January 3rd, 2013 at 8:02 am
You’re right, Seth. We have the ability to give to something that will will impact many people for the Kingdom. Thanks for taking the time to read and hear another “ministry” plug. 🙂
January 3rd, 2013 at 11:09 am
Wow David. Thanks so much for supporting ReKnew’s vision. We’ve felt really fortunate to have connected with you this past year. Can’t wait to see what god will do with this new friendship. Bless you brother!
Terri at ReKnew
January 8th, 2013 at 7:57 am
So glad we’re friends, Terri. I expect great things for the future. Blessings to you, sister!
March 3rd, 2013 at 12:53 pm
I feel like I could have written this. Your thoughts on Greg are exactly my thoughts.
I’ve thought about doing the same thing here in New Jersey. We moved here less than a year ago and there is such a need for “Reknew”al here.
I want to join the journey!
March 3rd, 2013 at 12:57 pm
Very cool, Matt. Viva La Revolution!