Just read this article this morning. My feelings about this run the gamut– hope to fear, resounding YES! to please no!, convinced practicality to idealized naivete.
I firmly believe that we cannot walk out of the things that hold us without walking in the light of community. This morning at our Man Breakfast, Scott Kelsey encouraged us to find 2-3 guys who know us, pray for us, and walk alongside us in these things.
I like the way Kevin Miller talks about this process. You can tell he has lived it out with lots of people. I have a lot of respect for what Church of the Rez is doing out in Wheaton.
When a person has just confessed his [wrong-doing], what I’m after is not punishment. And definitely not shame. It’s change…
If you are really mired in something, you want out. You want to be known. You want grace upon grace. So how does Restoration do this? Miller gives 9 options: What do you like? What has been effective in the past? What seems most helpful? Does this article give you hope or make you want to run away?