The Yo Yo Needs the String

5 Responses

  1. Rick says:

    Great photo. Good job Frank.

  2. waddey says:

    Right on dude. I don’t know about all of Ed’s yo yo illustrations but even we, here at little bitty rural Cottage Grove Baptist Church, have figured out that good in-reach (discipleship, worship, fellowship) produces good outreach. We can’t even spell centripukeal or centrifrugal. I have heard people say that the church is the only organization that exists for non-members. I believe that mentality is dangerous as we also exist and meet together regularly to edify one another. You can’t have the yen without the yang baby. You can’t have peanut butter without the jelly. You can’t have a Baptist Fellowship without Chicken. You have gotta take care of business inside the church and out. Good post.

  3. Rick says:

    Don’t get carried away Waddey. While inreach and outreach will always exist in tension to one another, one happens more naturally than the other and it ain’t outreach. So, if you think you’re placing equal attention on both, you’re probably kidding yourself as you grow more inwardly focused.
    My experience tells me the churches that love people outside the church the most also love one another the most.

  4. Rick says:

    Waddey, just to clarify, when I said “you” I wasn’t actually meaning you. I’m referring to church folk in general. I’m pretty sure you guys get this at Cottage Grove.

  5. waddey says:

    Didn’t mean to get carried away by all the analogies. I just appreciated Danny’s point about balance between inreach and outreach.

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