It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Church Metrics, a Reflection on Luke 14:1, 7-14

I've been reading several web postings about the best way to measure church performance. Should we report membership or attendance? Or, should we focus on age-distribution? And so on.

Then I read this passage from Luke and am thinking about suggesting a different metric. How many poor people did you invite to share a meal with you at your church? Could a crippled person easily get into your building? Could a blind person find the sanctuary, the Sunday School room, the bathroom?

As we answer these questions, let us remember what else Jesus said that day: You will be blessed because they cannot repay you.

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