Sometimes I read someone and I want to jump out and shout “Yes!” I was trying to express something like this (from Alan Creech) the other week:
For instance; if I am beginning to question my views of what the evangelical term “discipleship” means, I had better not have an answer too terribly ready at hand to trump any other one which might overshadow it. I need to bust it wide open and say, “I don’t know what discipleship means and I’m not even sure that’s what it should be called.” We need to step out on the cliff’s edge and open ourselves to definitions that we may have never heard before – ones that even outright contradict what we used to believe concerning this area. So, to question something – to re-visit it’s meaning – we MUST be ready to feel the pain of perhaps finding out we have been horribly wrong for 37 years, and admit that what we believed and taught may have actually harmed people. If we are not ready to lay down like that, we do not want the Truth.