Catalyst, the premiere mega-conference for Emergent Church Leaders, is sending a curious message to potential attendees of its next Atlanta conference Oct. 7-9:
We are hardwired for wonder.
Just as the wonder of the world points to God, a sight unseen, so too should our acts of creation bridge the gap between what is and what could be. We transfer wonder when we awaken it in others. Leadership is about providing a lens through which others can see. A heart awakened to wonder invites others to follow in its path. It connects ultimate existence to daily experience, helping others see the solutions, rewards, treasures, they previously could not see.
Before we dissect this statement, understand that Catalyst has been wrought with red flags from the beginning, and we encourage you to check out the links below to see how this massive event is equipping young Christians with a different Jesus and a different gospel.
Questions for Catalyst:
- What in the world are “our acts of creation?”
- A “gap” between “what is and what could be?” What does that even mean?
- Do we awaken wonder and transfer it to others through our leadership savvy, and does this experience lead to God?
- Does this “wonder” actually help others see solutions and rewards and treasures that were hidden to them before?
- We are the created; God is creator.
- Our sin is the gap between God and us, and had been unbridged since the fall of man until one incredible, wondrous event: The cross.
- The Bible tells us we are hardwired for sin, and there is only one solution: Repent and know Christ.
- It is God’s Holy Spirit that awakens us, because of Jesus’ shed blood.
- This we cannot transfer to others.
- Jesus does not promise us solutions and rewards and treasures in this life, but suffering and hatred because of Him. But our eternal treasure is a reward that is glorious.
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