Monday, September 20, 2010

Short Memories

Alan Knox has written an excellent post about how our short memories affect the way we think about the church. Read it here.

I think we all agree that we remember what we have experienced (what else could we remember?). We tend to gravitate toward those experiences because we feel comfortable with them. Therefore, we end up thinking that "the way things should be" is what we remember from the past. This is dangerous because our experiences are so subjective and may have been unbiblical. Let's make every effort to look beyond what we can remember and look to what the bible teaches.


Aussie John said...



As I commented to Alan, he's writing about the bane of my years in pastoral ministry.

Eric said...


Tradition sure is a nasty thing when it becomes an idol.