“What is striking about the gospel accounts is how Jesus reverses negativity dominance. Jesus is, to coin a term, positivity dominant. Contact with Jesus purifies. A missional church embraces this reversal, following Jesus into the world without fear of contamination. But it is important to note that this is a deeply counterintuitive position to take. Nothing in our experience suggests that this should be the case. The missional church will always be swimming against the tide of disgust psychology, always tempted to separate, withdraw, and quarantine.” - Richard Beck
Way of Life Christian Camp 2012 seeks to resist such temptations and SWIM UPSTREAM against the current of prevailing culture-too often modern church culture-and our own intuitions.