My friend Teresa is a pastor of a successful and unconventional church start-up. Her church has recently gotten some good media attention. One fellow pastor congratulated her on Facebook for a flattering article in our conference-wide church newspaper. He said that the article “confirms that what Jesus told Nicodemus is still true: ‘The Wind of God’s Spirit blows wherever it wants to. You can’t pin it down!'”
To which my friend responded:
And I responded:
Honestly, my heart, as Luther said, is an idol factory. I’m constantly trying to cut God down to size and make God in my image.