Welcome to The Contemplative Activist!
(B)uildings, (B)ucks, and (B)utts in the seats.
In recent years, we have come to a growing awareness that, for the great majority of our 30-plus years in pastoral ministry, we were addicted to the 3-B’s, defining our ‘success’ in ministry by measuring: 1) the size of the (B)uildings our church worshiped in, 2) the quantity of (B)ucks we collected in our weekly offerings, and 3) the number of (B)utts we could get into our sanctuary for Sunday morning services! (read more)
Contemplative activism: moving from the 3-B’s to the 3-C’s.
Today, we believe ourselves to be “recovering” 3-B pastors on our way to becoming Christ-centered contemplative activists, joining the ever-increasing rank of church leaders and laypeople alike who are choosing to identify themselves using a different set of standards. As we see it, there are many today who are ready to forsake the westernized corporate view of Christianity, where the 3-B’s have governed success in ministry, and rediscover a life of contemplative activism which focuses, instead, on the 3-C’s:
ommunion with God.
ommunity with others.
ommission into our world.
It’s the life we like to call Christ-centered 3-C contemplative activism. A singular desire to live a fruitful, Christ-honoring life; a simple & sustainable faith that is rooted in these three key spiritual disciplines found in the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. (read more)
We encourage you to peruse our website and enjoy a free subscription to our blog by clicking on the “Follow Blog Via Email” icon. We also invite you to join the growing conversation on how we, in our stressed-out, over-the-top-busy society, can slow down just a bit, take a long loving look at our God, and begin to live out the Spirit-directed life Jesus of Nazareth has intended for all of us to live. We look forward to hearing from you and all God is doing in and through your life!
Marty & Sandy Boller