What should a church be?

Please read this and then come back:  Mad Babble From A Church Planter…: The Post That MADE me famous

The key to it all is “My point is simply I am ashamed that I went to this thing instead of hanging out in my neighborhood and doing what I do best which is chilling with those who don’t go to church.”  I do believe that we as Christians do hide behind our Christianity.  The best analogy I can think of is saving a drowning person.  A good swimmer would think nothing of jumping in the water and pulling the drowning person out.  A less capable swimmer is as likely to get pulled under the water with the drowning person.  The best the non-swimmer can do is throw in a rope.  The strong in their faith are like the strong swimmer.  They don’t worry about themselves drowning, their only objective is to get as many people out of the water as possible.  I think God calls us to swim in the waters of world to help those who don’t know Him.

GINA COBB: Kids Being Taught to Fight Back in Case of Classroom Attack

GINA COBB: Kids Being Taught to Fight Back in Case of Classroom Attack hits a point that a lot of people are afraid to address. “Kids are so rigorously taught to obey adults in our society and in the school system specifically — and commendably so — that many of them now need to be taught the opposite. They need to be given permission to disobey strangers and gunmen in life-threatening situations. They need to be told when it is O.K. to actively struggle, resist, and fight back.” This was huge eye opener for me. I had never thought about this as a need, but it is one of those things that is obvious once it is presented to you. My seven year old daughter is one who I am sure would not know how to confront a bully, let alone someone with a gun. It just saddens me that this is something our kids have to worry about. Now I have to think of a way to address this with her.