Tuesday, June 03, 2014


I heard what I thought was a very odd statement at synod. It wasn't made by a Methodist minister!

"The world has been transformed, now the church needs to be transformed."

It was an off-the-cuff statement and maybe this person would not have planned to use this phrasing. Does it imply that God is at work in the 'world', but that the church is resisting him?  I would imagine that there are people who see things this way. But that must leave them with a rather different theological understanding of the church!

I don't think the church is quite where it should be, but I do believe that there is more value to being inside the church than outside.

1 comment:

Steve Hayes said...

That seems a little odd to me, or perhaps not.

Surely the church is to be the agent of transformation, not the object of transformation.

But Jesus also notices this, and said, if the salt has lost its savour...