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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 5, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page 8A HERALDZEITUNO May 2001 TIM JUDKINS More sedans than sports cars Cars were not always the luxurious machines they are In evolution in the car industry has been rapid and What was a luxury feature 30 years ago is now stan am not real but I can remember when my dad bought a supplemental air conditioning unit for our 1967 Chrysler Newport because it did not have fac tory We used to joke about pretending we had factory air by driving around with our windows up even while sweat rolled off of our Factory installed air conditioning and other options were expensive but have since become a standard feature in every The evolution from expensive options to stan dard features has affected our thinking about our It seems to me that Christians define their dis cipleship in the same way that some customize their Some are happy to have a no frills faith while others want their model to be fully loaded with all the features Standardfeature like cars with out the bells and whistles are really quite boring and Sure they function and operate in bfesic but they offer njp real incentive for others tdfbe like If their blandness inspires others to desire a more soupedup model of if there is enough advertising in the Bible to suggest that cus tomized Christianity is available for A custombuilt believer is someone who has all the features and makes the biggest impression on oth They are the ones that read their pray without fast from food give money to the church and probably serve their church in some official They are what everyone to be but are unwill ing to Unlike the evolution of car our Christian perspective has worked in Rather than accepting nothing less than the fully Biblical model of Christian contempo rary Christianity is satis fied to scaled down version because it requires less Standardfeature while comfort able and socially accept is boring and unfulfill Customized on the other is exciting and Jesus offers nothing but orp model of He fully loaded His expec tation is that all who claim tobe Christian gladly accept his customized yet standard features and efigage fully m his The results for those who do are ndthing short of ICwill cost us our to have JThe religious sedan pales presence of a Christ bUity hot jTim Judkins Your Sunday in the Contem pijrary service of First Several area churches par ticipated in the National Day of Prayer on Thursday at the Main Prayer topics will include the lead youth and The National Day of Prayer found its beginnings in 1775 when George Washington admonished the colonies to set aside a day for prayer and Following the Civil Abraham Lincoln made a similar it wasnt until 1952 that The National Day of Prayer became an annual when Harry Truman declared the first Thursday of May as The National Day of JESSIE RELIGION Contact Features Editor Betty Taylor at 6259144 Peter and Paul celebrates event Service ministry chair man Pat Fox and about a dozen other ladies from Peter and Paul joined the Church Women of Comal County to celebrate the World Prayer Day March 2 at First United Methodist The group spent two hours in prayer in honor of the day of communal wor This organization of church women was formed about two years Women from churches throughout Comal County are invited to attend group usually two each Spokeswoman Carol Phelps of First United Methodist said the activi ties are hosted by area churches on a rotating For call JoAnn at of Peter and Paul or any participating church in Comal Division offers training SPECIAL TO THE HERALDZEITUNG The Division for Spiritual a joint effort of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and the TexasLouisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of is offering special training in The division will offer a spiritual director training Formation In The program is a threeyear meeting one Saturday each month for 10 months of each The first two years empha size academic spiritual formation and practical exercises in per sonal spiritual develop ment and the art of spiri tual In the third participants will be allowed to offer some spiri tual direction under the supervision of an experi enced The program focuses on four areas the relation al aspects of spiritual the history of Christian prayer and Application materials for the program can be obtained from Lillie 6203 Harbour Gateway Missouri TX or by call ing 281 Inquiries also can be sent by fax to 281 4996856 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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