According to dictionaries, Etiology is defined as the investigation or attribution of the cause or reason for something, often expressed in terms of historical or mythical explanation.
So, in a bid to find explanation or meanings to life’s mysteries, men of old came up with stories. Over time these stories were interpreted and reinterpreted in line with the prevailing ideas of times and seasons.
For example, we have the biblical story of The Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:9). This mythical story comes alive again as we see institutions crumble. As we witness perhaps the start of a new Cold War, US stand (rightly so by the way) against Israeli occupation, and nations retreat to nationalistic values and agenda. Any leader worth their salt would know and understand the dynamics of seasons and patterns.
In other words, as we see in the natural, so it is in the realm of the spirits. Therefore, I declare that we are in a season of Outliers. In relation to the Church, the days of the mega church is over, not necessarily because of any ills – but with proliferation of technology and change in habits, that season is drawing to a close.
Dear Friends, I hear the warning the lord gave to Nineveh through Prophet Nahum (2:1), and the consolation he returned to Israel (2:2) for her years in exile, affliction and shame.
These Outliers will lead units through home groups, church halls, seasonal meetings, social media; until the season of ingathering. I see leaders of leaders, I see leaders of followers – glory hallelujah!
Join us at 3pm tomorrow (light refreshment afterwards)
The Parish Hall
St John’s Sidcup,
Sidcup, Kent DA14 6BX