I’m almost done reading this incredible book,
“Un Christian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity…and Why it Matters” by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons of The Barna Group.
The book discusses the negative perceptions of Christianity held by 16 to 29-year-olds, why they exist and how we can reverse them in a Christ-like manner. At the conclusion of the book, the authors ask numerous contributors to envision what the world will be like in 30 years if we are able to really become Christ to the unchurched, and live in such a way as to revolutionize our world.
Thought-provoking stuff here. I highly recommend this book.
This is one of those books where I want to highlight everything. But I read this particular quote a few minutes ago and it about had me in tears. Just wanted to share.
“In thirty years…Christians will be known not merely as engagers of culture, but as creators and builders of culture. We will not avoid or fear the marketplace of ideas, the museums of modern art, and the assmeblies of diplomacy; we will enter them. Christians will cultivate an understanding of art, science, business, engineering, architecture, and medicine because we know that our work tells the world more of what God is like. When any field wants a well-informed expert, Christians will be consulted, not as token evangelicals, not because we have demanded representation, and not because we are so nice, but because we are concerned with excellence.
Christian women will no longer be known as the quiet, meek and somewhat pathetic group who doesn’t experience twenty-first-century freedom. Instead, something of an admired anomoly, sought after as the most informed believers in the value of femininity. We will define womanhood beyond gentle and quiet submission, curves, baby production and high heels…we will be less concerned with proving our equality with men and more intent on building our souls for the kingdom of God.
As Christian men and women, we will be faithful when we demonstrate longsuffering with discernment, joy without everlasting grins, peace when it costs us personally to keep it, patience when our favorite causes are overlooked, and self-control when others are given the credit for changing the world.
In thirty years, our souls will be bigger.”, by Jonalyn Fincher
Wow…I want to be that today.
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