“So, what exactly is ‘Wonderwhat’?”
“Well….that’s the point…it’s not all that clear.”
“But I mean…what are you trying to say by saying ‘Wonderwhat’?”
“I dunno’, it’s sort of a nebulous concept, but the idea is that we are searching for something and we aren’t quite sure what it is. We’re on a journey, looking for a way to do church, better yet, a way to follow Christ that reflects an honest heart and the real life experiences of 21st century Americans.”
“Forget it. Just call us spiritual hobos, trying to find a place to call home.”
“You guys are weird.”
Wonderwhat.net is the posting place for Eastgate. We upload questions from our upcoming teaching, provide space for conversation, and host the Prayer Wall where you can share your burdens with others who will pray with you.
Most of the stuff written here is by Rob Woodrum, teaching pastor at Eastgate.
4 thoughts on “What is WW?”
One evening an old cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside of all of us! He said” My son, the battle is between two wolves inside all of us.
One is Evil! He is anger, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self pity, guilt, lies, resentment, false pride, superiority and ego.
The other is Good! He is joy. peace,love hope serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence,
empathy,generosity, truth, compassion and FAITH.
The grandson thought for a moment and then asked his grandfather, ” which wolf wins this battle?
The old cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed!”
Which wolf are you feeding each day? Which wolf do you share with a friend? You are in control of what you dwell on each moment. Your days are made up of thousands of decisions made by you each second. Those small decisions end up making up your day. Your
actions, your speech and it’s context will attract or repell
others. Watch what you say and what you do from the eye’s of your brothers and you will be surounded by love. Have “Faith” when you feel out of control and let your belief in “God’s Will ” handle those things which bring you down. Feed the right wolf and the other one will starve to death!
Those illustrations are the bomb and they positively make me giggle!!! Thanks for something to smile about!
I truly appreciate the time and effort you put into your lessons. And I thoroughly enjoy the history that you take care to impart to us. We are blessed by your God given talent. Thank you for sharing
I was speaking with a Veteran today who had been described to me as an alcoholic with dementia. I had seen him before, struggling with that. Today he was clear, sober, and lucid. It was clear that, despite his struggle, he loved God, even though he knew he had a struggle to contend with.
It occurred to me that we were never built to judge.
God says many times in many ways we should not judge. Proper judging requires one to know what is good and what is not. God does not judge us until we have finished our life, unlike man, who often judges from an observation at a single point in time. We certainly lack the ability to see the future and often speculate and extrapolate about it from the little we know as compared to God.
I can think of nothing in the Bible that suggests we were equipped with an ability to judge, e.g. like we were equipped with free will. We were not even supposed to know the difference between good and evil. We were not supposed to eat that fruit. But we did and we entered into knowing that difference, despite the fact that God would have had us not know.
Once we did, we went into all sorts of gyrations – hiding from God, covering up, making excuses, blaming others. None of those seem like behaviors that point to our being equipped to judge others.
I enjoyed speaking with that Veteran today. He lives in Panama City and wants to go to church. He has no transportation. I know one near him and suggested he start there and continue until he found one that is right for him. A friend of his is hopeful he will go and will help him.
Who knows where he will be in a few years?
I hope the folks at the church he finds are as loving as those I go to church with.