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WHI-1169 | Courage in the Ordinary

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>Have you noticed that words like "extreme" and "revolutionary" have ironically become part of our "ordinary" vocabulary, even in the world of contemporary Christianity? We're constantly encouraged to "transform the world," to pursue "radical discipleship," or to do "big things for Jesus." What is the cost of this continual use of superlatives? With the help of Tish Harrison Warren, we'll discuss this issue and point to a recovery of "ordinary discipleship" in a world of hype.

Have you noticed that words like "extreme" and "revolutionary" have ironically become part of our "ordinary" vocabulary, even in the world of contemporary Christianity? We're constantly encouraged to "transform the world," to pursue "radical discipleship," or to do "big things for Jesus." What is the cost of this continual use of superlatives? With the help of Tish Harrison Warren, we'll discuss this issue and point to a recovery of "ordinary discipleship" in a world of hype.




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  • Guest - Allen

    I have to say that I really did enjoy this episode for it indeed echoed this struggle of dealing with the ordinary as well. It's not so much that I am trying to do "great things", but I was just feeling like some people have the impression that God only works in the extraordinary and when it comes proclaiming God, they have to have some miraculous experience to share. I don't want to discredit the experience, but it can easily be seen as a measure of what is considered a blessing or a curse. It just may be that the blessing is in the ordinary life. It's a good thing I didn't come up with this. Who knows where my pride would have taken me.

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  • Guest - Brian Wasicki

    Very helpful WHI episode.

    As I listened today, I could not help but think that Tish's problem (mine too) may have more to do with self-justification than it does boredom. Not only is it more exciting to travel to a war-torn country and be "radical for Jesus", but it also soothes the conscience; it quiets the nagging voice which misses no opportunity to remind of what a worthless sinner one is.

    I think that the gospel is what's needed here, not simply an acceptance of the mundane, average life. Tish (and I) need to rest fully in Christ for our justification and not seek to hedge our bets by works that make us feel just (ified). We must do the more difficult thing: we must live by faith. Faith that Christ's work not only paid the penalty for our sin but also provided a righteousness for us.

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  • Guest - Bill

    Brian, agree but also bear in mind that once you've been justified by grace alone through faith alone then you can start doing good works acceptable to God. Before conversion when you were not in Christ you were totally incapable of pleasing God through your works. But now that you have faith, you will not do any works to earn salvation but solely out of gratitude and this is pleasing to God. Resting in Christ for salvation, yes. Resting from doing good works, no because to suggest any such thing would be completely unchristian.

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