The last book I read that really made an impression on me was Moneyball by Michael Lewis. Although this is a book about baseball, it covers ideas that impact all areas of life.
The Oakland A’s are a small market baseball team and yet they remain competitive. Lewis discusses how they manage to do this–by looking at baseball in a new way, a way which most old-timers refuse to acknowledge as legitimate. But after several years of winning baseball, it’s hard to refute the results.
It got me to thinking about how I think about church, Christianity and how we impact our world. Have we fallen into doing things just because that’s how others do them? Is “doing church” just one more example of following the path of least resistance or are we actively “fighting the fight?”
Read the book. Let me know what you think about the A’s and why the stupid Cubs can’t copy them. Consider your life, are you following the crowd or finding the best way to live for Christ? What about our church? Hmm…