When “just barely” won’t cut it

Comment posted to my buddy Kevin’s blog:

I don’t think the sermon is dead… the Apostles preached so it’s not only biblical… but time honored and an ancient practice. I do think it is dead as the “only” way to learn about God/spirituality/the Way. I think the emerging church and others are rediscovering that being preached at doesn’t make very good Christians. It tends to make “just barely” Christians.

The world isn’t going to be won by “just barely” Christians- it’s going to be won by holistic… prayer warriors… died to self… dyed in the blood… totally desperate… missional Jesus freaks that consider a good sermon the icing on a week spent with their God.

I hope to one day, by His mercy, become one of the aforementioned people.