Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ablaze! Is...

Here's a list of quotes on the Ablaze! program, all taken from the synod's website:

Ablaze!™ is not a program. It's a movement.
Ablaze! is not an answer…it's an invitation!
"Ablaze!" is a vision...
Ablaze! is the name of an initiative...
Ablaze! is taking hold...
Ablaze! is all about burning hearts...
Ablaze! is a movement to effect a culture change in our church...
Ablaze! is about re-engineering instead of downsizing.
Ablaze! is a mission movement...
Ablaze! is taking hold, kindling a renewed zeal for the mission...
Ablaze!” is an effort...
Ablaze! is a grassroots movement.
Ablaze! is the spark that will bring renewed focus and passion for mission!
Ablaze! is a bold vision...
Ablaze! is all about every Lutheran Christian...
Ablaze! is what we are doing...

The question is, what do you think Ablaze! is?

4 comments:

Josh said...

Ablaze is. . . not about money. Honestly ;)

subcutaneous said...

Merely intending to do good, without actually doing it, is of no value.

kari said...

deceptive! It sounds good, till you dig deeper into it. And when you actually think about what Lutherans believe, teach and confess.

Zelwyn Heide said...

Ablaze! is deceptive. Saying that it is not a program and yet calling it an initiative (which in all reality is a synonym) speaks volumes.

I particularly find the last one revealing. Ablaze! is indeed what we are doing . . . not what Christ has done.