Things I Think
“Americans accept Christians who advocate for the marginalized.
Americans resist Christians who seek power to marginalize others.
Americans accept Christians who want to serve society.
Americans resist Christians who want to be served by society.
Americans accept Christians who are as clear-eyed about the failures of their community as well as others’.
Americans resist Christians who are partisan and tribal.
Americans accept Christians who are compassionate and speak with humility.
Americans resist Christians who are cantankerous and speak with hubris.”
The reality is that many aren’t rejecting Jesus or the faith once delivered…they’re rejecting all the baggage we hang on both.
2. According to a new article by Christine Scheller, 48% of evangelicals and fundamentalists believe serious mental illness can be healed with prayer and bible study. It doesn’t tell us how many still believe that witches are spreading the plague by smearing it on doorknobs…
3. I would love to see some balanced reporting that would help me to gain an understanding of the Israel-Gaza conflict. My guess is that simply picking a side doesn’t do the situation justice…
4. The most difficult command in Scripture is “fear not”.
5. Note to self; when you feel like you’re drowning, look for someone who can walk on water…
6. Note to self; make sure that when you “shake the dust off” you’re not standing in your own home…
7. I was having a conversation with an expert on aging the other day…and he said within three years boomers will control 70% of the disposable income in this country. By next year they will represent 45% of the population of this country. Tell me again why the church is laser focused on the youth demographic…
8. Note to self; you’re not feeling persecuted, you’re homesick.
9. “My love of consistency with my own doctrinal views is not great enough to allow me knowingly to alter a single text of Scripture”. Charles Spurgeon
10. I’m done now.