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On the “About OtherSheep.net” page, you say, “I have a suspicion that there are a lot of us out there… and in here… in THIS sheep-pen where the Good Shepherd also lays down His life.”
I recently found out there has been an attempt to quantify, at least part of this “otherness.” As referenced in Alan Hirsch’s book The Forgotten Ways, “…the research of David Barrett and Todd Johnson [found] that there are 111 million Christians without a local church in the world today. These people claim to take Jesus seriously but feel alienated from current expressions of church…My own experience tells me that there are more Christians aged twenty-something outside the church than inside the church at any given time.”
Hirsh goes on to describe this as an opportunity and points to some encouraging signs, such as “…a whole new public discourse taking place on blogs…”
So, thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings about the Kingdom of God on “Other Sheep.” Your suspicions are correct and I would add my own suspicion that you are listening to the Shepherd’s voice.
Well said, Steve W.
Thanks for your faithfulness in posting each week. You have a special insight that, in my opinion, others need to read and consider. They are new and fresh and I would guess you have the courage to write what others may be thinking. I appreciate them and meditate on your comments during the week. You are an encouragement and blessing to me.