Quote from Yoder

June 16, 2011


If you are only reading this page to see what a person named “Yoder” has to say, let me reassure you; its okay!  On to the goods, here’s what Yoder has to say:

The political novelty that God brings into the world is a community of those who serve instead of ruling, who suffer instead of inflicting suffering, whose fellowship crosses social lines instead of reinforcing them. The new Christian community in which the walls are broken down not by human idealism or democratic legalism but by the work of Christ is not only a vehicle of the gospel or only a fruit of the gospel; it is the good news. It is not merely the agent of mission or the constituency of a mission agency. This is mission. (Yoder, Royal Priesthood, 91)

David Fitch (who originally posted the quote here) elucidates some of what is being said here in some really great ways I’d encourage you to check out–though just as a precursor to more to come.  Check it out and tell me what you think!

PS – I’ve been off the reservation a bit splitting time between training, teaching and working on our car in Vancouver and so haven’t had much time to write here.  More later… 🙂

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