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break it down - word!

As a human I am post modern
As a post modern, my religion is Christianity
As a Christian I am a post charismatic (not anti charismatic) post evangelical
As a post charismatic post evangelical, I am emerging in how I think about my faith and spirituality
As an emerging post charismatic post evangelical emerging Christian I am part of the Emergent conversation
Within the Emergent Conversation, I am missional in the “how” of my life and faith
As a missional emerging post charismatic evangelical post modern Christian human I am a leader
As a leader, my approach for growing community is organic
As an organic missional community we are simple
As a simple organic missional faith community we are post modern humans
As post moderns we are Christians…

… how’s that for linear thinking? Now I just royally pissed of every single person in the conversation who doesn’t want to be thusly classified. Will that net me some creds with the critics? *smirk*

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  1. sonja — October 10, 2007 #

    LOL … you’re funny. Linear thinking to make a circle!

  2. Mak — October 10, 2007 #

    I know right?

    sometimes I dislike myself when I think this way hehe

  3. Paul — October 11, 2007 #

    you are who you are :)

  4. Mike Clawson — October 12, 2007 #

    Labels aren’t all bad. They often save time, and sometimes it’s just truth in advertising. :)

  5. Mak — October 12, 2007 #

    yep. for sure Mike.

    that post was sort of me poking fun at myself a little bit and my tendency to want things clean and clear and under control (wow, I sound like an antiperspirant commercial hehe). That actually IS how I think of myself but I loathe that I think that way…and it’s also poking a little fun at the moderns I know who want things laid out that way - but they would want definitions and scripture references backing it up too ;)

  6. Mak — October 12, 2007 #

    oh, and we can’t function without labels - we have to have them, period. So for those who hate them, I’m sorry, but it is what it is my friends

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