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October 01, 2007

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Cheryl Berto

What a great metaphor!!!Barking Dogs vs.watchmen. I have to admit that I have at times been watchdog like in my orientation- more times than I care to admit. I also really appreciate the distinction that you offered of, is it Biblical or Christly. That brings so much clarity to the issue for me and gives me a language or a label for what gets under my skin when it comes to "watchdog" behavior. Of course the most important thing is that it helps me to stay our of the watchdog trap. I am going to share this great article with others!!

Marja Koivumaki

Intresting thoughts.And yes...there are many barking dogs that leave a taste of fear in your mouth.

often I think,the harder the attact comes from the watch dogs...that they have issues themselves.

But...yes..there are many who do Question our practises and behaviours in Christian circles and they are justified in that.

It seems the accountability issue is what drives them.That is valid issue.Especially with Public ministries and conference speakers.Many of them move around and live in sin and bring shame to Christian community.We all need to be involved in Local church and connected with one or two people we are accountable to.

But...you are right..the attitude...is important.If the concerns are not voiced in the spirit of love and kindness...it just causes problems.

It is good be Christly ! Even in our discernment we need to also discern our own hearts,as well...WHY am I reacting to such and such ?

Lots of over critising comes from valid concerns and yet...can go overboard by judging everything to be wrong.

Most attacts are againt Charismatic,though.

Blessings.
Marja

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