The Theology of SAFE

Good read at Neil Cole’s blog today on the sin of self-preservation.

Here is a noteworthy observation:

We often approach church and ministry with a theology of SAFE.

Safe is…

Self-preservation = our mission
Avoidance of the world and risk = wisdom
Financial security = responsible faith
Education = maturity

Does that not describe many of the churches, denominations or ministries you have encountered?

Sure does, and describes the theology of many Jesus followers also.

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2 Responses to “The Theology of SAFE”

  1. Mary says:

    Thank you so much for posting this, Rick. You have no idea how personally relevant this article is for me right at this moment. Just this afternoon I have had to make a choice, and I am still reeling a little bit from actually doing it as well as wondering what the consequences will be. Even so, I can breathe a little easier, and at least I am no longer playing it SAFE :)

  2. Rick Meigs says:

    Funny how He works us into such places in life where we are left with only Him.