Christians often don’t talk about things that Christians should talk about. Yes, we are to be “in the world, not of the world,” but I believe that that for the most part, our conversations are no different from atheists or agnostics.
Beau Hughes, the Denton Campus pastor of The Village Church mentioned this past Sunday that all we ever talk about is news; that every conversation is a news update in some fashion... which is why I used last post to talk about “what is good news?” Unfortunately, i got a bit side-tracked.
My vision for this blog is to mobilize Christians with topical conversation that can be practically applied to a broad range of relationships. I believe that to wake up the Church (capitol C), Christians have to get fired up about something; but when left to our own devices, the flesh will pull the eager sails of our faiths to the islands of self gratification and shallow existence. For this reason, it is crucial that we unite as the Body of Christ, and sail on together, well versed and studied on topics that influence our faith and the eternity of the world. Therefore, it is my will (and I believe God’s will too) that we begin to see our purpose as being in the world IN ORDER TO point people to the Savior.
May the news posted on this blog start more influential conversations among us, and may it begin to change our paradigm of what we see as important.
To start with, kick around the ideas of Aaron Weiss.
“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.“