RIDE:WELL





FROM DONALD MILLER, AUTHOR OF "BLUE LIKE JAZZ" WEB SITE:

I’m happy to be riding my bike across America to raise money for my good friends at Blood:Water Mission and also to raise awareness about the current water crisis in Africa. Your help, both in donations and in showing up for our community rides, goes a very long way in providing hope.

Here are three ways you can contribute:

Use the link
HERE and donate to the ride. All of the money you give will go directly to Blood:Water Mission, as each member of the Ride:Well Team has paid for their trip in advance. If you donate on this site, you will also receive the first chapter of my new book “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.” You’ll be receiving this chapter more than a year before anybody else will be able to read it. One dollar provides clean water for one African for one year, so every small contribution helps.

Join us on one of our community rides! You can ride alongside me and the
Ride:Well Team in Dallas, Nashville and Washington D.C. These are fairly short rides that nearly anybody can take part in. Consider getting a group of riders together and joining us. We will be hanging out all day, eating, riding and enjoying each others company. And you’ll be riding for a great cause. Click here to learn more about these community rides..

The most important thing you can do for us is to pray. I’m a firm believer that God listens to our prayers. The most significant contribution you can make to us is to pray for the needs of the people in Africa, but also pray for our safety as we cross the country. Do pray that we find favor with the people we interact with, and that hearts are open to hear about the cause we are riding for.

I do hope to see you out there on the road. If you search around the
Ride:Well website, you will find a list of the cities we will be passing through. In many of these cities, we will be presenting at local churches and community groups. If you happen to see your city listed, come out and hear us. We’d love to meet you. Thanks so much for joining us, either physically or in spirit, as we ride across America.

Comments

Lesley said…
"One dollar provides clean water for one African for one year..."

Wow. I am trying to wrap my mind around that. One dollar. ONE DOLLAR. 100 pennies. 10 dimes. 20 nickels. That is all that stands between clean water, the very thing needed to sustain life, and a beautiful African child of God. That's IT. ONE DOLLAR.

$1.00 = CLEAN water for one African for an entire year

That is an astonishing fact and it is wreaking havoc on my heart and soul now.

Even as tight as our finances are, how can we NOT spare (at least) ONE DOLLAR?????????

Thank you Carole for posting information like this. It holds me accountable and convicts my heart every time I read something like that. By reading things such as this, it makes it impossible for me to pull the covers over my head and ignore the world around me. Thank you.
Anonymous said…
Donald Miller is not right:

The following quote by Miller (in BLJ) reveals much about his spiritual propensities:

"For me, the beginning of sharing my faith with people began by throwing out Christianity and embracing Christian spirituality, a nonpolitical mysterious system that can be experienced but not explained (p. 115)."

When Miller says that "Christian spirituality" cannot be explained, he means that solid, unchangeable biblical doctrine and theology do not exist. When Miller says "Christian spirituality" can only be "experienced," this is referring to mysticism. That can be substantiated when Miller says: "You cannot be a Christian without being a mystic" (p. 202). He has echoed mystic Karl Rahner's words who said the Christian of the future will be a mystic or he will be nothing.

Miller backs up his dismissal of doctrine and theology (an earmark of all emerging leaders) when he says he has "climb[ed] outside my pat answers [doctrine]," and says "Too much of our time is spent trying to chart God on a grid" (p. 205). That might sound acceptable to many people today in our feel-good, redefining society, but it is the "pat answers" and the "chart" that the Bible has given us so we can understand God, life, and salvation. Miller reiterates his rejection of immoveable doctrine by concluding:

"At the end of the day, when I am lying in bed and I know the chances of any of our theology being exactly right are a million to one, I need to know that God has things figured out, that if my math is wrong we are still going to be okay. And wonder is that feeling we get when we let go of our silly answers, our mapped out rules that we want God to follow."

A million to one is very low odds that "any" of our theology is right. What about the theology of the atonement? Is our chance of understanding that a million to one? What about the theology of Jesus Christ's return? Can we possibly know whether or not He is coming back? And what about the theology of biblical inerrancy? Can we even trust the Bible? With the odds Miller suggests, no, we can trust nothing about God's Word at all. Praise God, that Miller's odds are completely wrong.

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