It always seems to take a couple of days to process one of these big religious events list the Beth Moore conference over the weekend. In general, I was impressed. She was very funny and obviously engaging since she kept people's attention for an hour and a half. And she spoke so fast, my fingers hurt from trying to keep up with her.
It was definitely a preaching to the choir kind of event, meant to inform and challenge those who already have a belief in Christianity. I think it would have been a bit too much for the non-believer, but I wasn't there for the altar call on Saturday, so maybe I'm wrong....
Here's a few more thoughts from Moore's Friday night teaching that I did not get to include in the story:
"You do not have the one compelling set of chains that Jesus cannot release you from."
"If we would change the way we think, it would change the way we feel."
"God will speak to you when you’re putting on your mascara."
"We keep our fear that God is not going to be faithful to us tomorrow, so we are unfaithful today. We are thinking that God has carried us this far, and we are not sure he’s going to help us tomorrow."
I did not go on Saturday, but I would love to hear any of your thoughts about the weekend.
Photo: from Friday's event. Val Horvath/The Times