Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Water bottle or waterfall?

It has taken me a bit of time to figure out how to write HTML code good enough to link to blogs from my mobile.  I think I've got it down, so here's a bit of a test with something I wanted to share.

Shane has written a thought provoking post on his blog: Shane's Posterious. In it he compares institutional religion to bottled water. Here's a snip:

"Religion is what happens when mankind tries to bottle that which is free and free-flowing. Each of these bottles is then labled and sold to the masses to consume.... Each bottle contains just enough water to satisfy the thirst of those who drink it, but it always leaves them thirsty for more. "
This provides a very good picture of the difference between abiding in Christ and going to some building or person to be refilled.

Shane writes some good stuff and his posts are generally very short yet penetrating. You should jump over and check him out.

Have you heard any other good analogies like this you would like to share?


  1. Read "Throwing Hammers" by Bonar Crump. He uses an awesome analogy of a booth at a conference center.

  2. Brian,

    thanks for the recommendation! It was only 99 cents at the Amazon Kindle store.

  3. Thanks for the kind words, Bobby! That picture is a great visual...he is more than we can handle.


As in a biblical church gathering, my word is not complete or final. Participation is allowed, encouraged and expected. Please, don't leave without adding something.