Tame, Caged Christians


Just read a great excerpt from Mark Batterson’s book Wild Goose Chase. This is consistent with what I think is going on in my heart and maybe even in our church. And the same theme is part of conversations I’ve been having this week at the Leadership Summit.

I wonder if churches do to people what zoos do the animals. We try to tame them in the name of Christ. We remove the risk. We remove the danger. We remove the struggle. And what we end up with is a caged Christian.

Jesus didn’t die on the cross to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous. I would like to think that when I pronounce the benediction at th end of our church services, I am sending dangerous people back into their natural habitat to wreak havoc on the Enemy.


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