The Tall(skinnykiwi) on the Manhattan Declaration

As many of you I have read with interest the divergent responses and reactions to the Manhattan Declaration. Some found agreement enough in the big 3 issues the document seeks to rally support around. Others found the strange-bedfellows too much to abide. Still more thought the idea ill-conceived. That is, the kinds of changes sought will not come about via a declaration. To that end I give you one of the more succinct “reasons for not signing” offered by Andrew Jones.

He writes,

And besides that, I really believe societal change happens from the grassroots, when people make friends and tell stories, more than trying to push papers to politicians. When the church forgets how to make friends and tell stories, they have to resort to less personal, less effective means.

Tell more stories and throw more parties Andrew!

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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