This past week I have been reading The Blue Parakeet by Scot McKnight. The book wrestles with the task of reading the Bible as God’s Story in which we listen to God and through which we understand our life today.
In the book, McKnight says,
"One of the themes we will encounter in this book can be summed up like this:
God spoke in Moses’ days in Moses’ ways, and
God spoke in Job’s days in Job’s ways, and
God spoke in David’s days in David’s ways, and
God spoke in Solomon’s days in Solomon’s ways, and
God spoke in Jeremiah’s days in Jeremiah’s ways, and
God spoke in Jesus’ days in Jesus’ ways, and
God spoke in Paul’s days in Paul’s ways, and
God spoke in Peter’s days in Peter’s ways, and
God spoke in John’s days in John’s ways,
and we are calleed to carry on that pattern in our world today." (pg. 27-28)
God’s message is unchanging, but the specific way it resonates has varied throughout time and place. We must always be asking how God is communicating the Good News in our time and place. When we openly listen for God’s voice in the Word, what are we being called to be and do today?
Below is a guy who came up with a way to get others to listen to his message. Perhaps a future sermon idea? I doubt it . . . I have a hard time clapping on beat. I will leave the Hip Hop worship to my seminary colleague, Pastor Phil at The House.