SgmNation is not an “anti-SGM” blog. In fact, it is anything but “anti-SGM” – I might even consider that it is pro-SGM in the truest sense of the phrase. I recognize the many good things that have emerged from my association with SGM – I have profited much from being part of SGM – my marriage, my parenting, my spiritual life is richer for this wonderful association I especially love my local SGM church community and respect my pastors. My life is markedly different as a result of the grace of God generously poured out to me through my local church.
So why blog? Why call for reform in a public way? Primarily I do this because I believe God would have me do so. I do it because I want to see the good in SGM – the zeal for gospel application, worship and community – perpetuate and preserved while eliminating the crud of legalism, hypocrisy and arrogant leadership patterns. I want to call my fellow SGM church members to consider their role in making change occur in SGM.
I’m hoping that this blog will make you think, drive you to engage your pastors in godly dialogue and pray for real change. It is my desire to do this while maintaining the best attributes of Christian conversation – characterized by truth and love. This is important to me and while I’m not perfect, I do invite all who read here to email me if you believe that any of my posts are contrary to that spirit. (sgmnation at gmail). Please read, comment, participate – ground rules are simple – no profanity, no hateful speech, no personal, targeted name-calling – all three in combination is especially undesirable 🙂 Other than that, feel free to critique, discuss and suggest provocative ideas for change.
Finally, I’m not delusional – I know blogs don’t change people, much less organizations. However, I’m hoping that the God who uses foolish things to shame the wise and weak things to shame the strong (1 Cor 1:27), might choose to use this foolish blog to bring good to a few.
Grace to you