Lived their way into a new kind of thinking

“Christian leaders assumed that people did not think their way into a new life; they lived their way into a new kind of thinking.”

Alan Kreider, in his excellent two books, The Change of Conversion and the Origin of Christendom and The Patient Ferment of the Early Church, shows us that early church leaders focussed on training people to live out the gospel not simply teaching them Christian doctrines.

If only the church today would follow their example.