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Thinking about imitation

Posted by on Mar 29, 2010 in blog links, discipleship | Comments Off on Thinking about imitation

My good friend Eric at “A Pilgrim’s Progress” has written an excellent article called “On the Importance of Imitation.” In this post, Eric talks about imitating those churches that come before us.

Imitation takes several forms, including imitating other churches and imitating other believers.

But, there is a common denominator… we must know (intimately know) those who we are imitating.

I think the fact that the we do not intimately know others (either churches or individuals) is a hindrance to our discipleship, since we have no model to imitate. We can only imitate what we’ve seen and experienced. What do you think?