No one will write a book about us. People will not tell our story at mission conferences. We likely won’t be invited to go and share at churches or speak to future missionaries about the key to success in missions. We are going home and licking our wounds for the foreseeable future. Was it worth it?
Examine your assumptions. Our society carries hundreds of unquestioned assumptions, and we Christians ought to ask, astutely and often, “Who says? Does God say that? Is it biblical?” Here seven of the most egregiously assumed truth-claims in popular culture today, with a biblical check for each one.
With a short video of Laquan McDonald’s death, more of the facts have finally been released in Chicago. In Minneapolis, with another black man dead and several more shot, we’re left waiting for more information. How should we respond to perceived injustice from those who should be enforcing justice?
Yes, it’s uncomfortable and awkward, and people will get mad at us. But until we start talking about abortion — what it is and who it affects — we will never see change. Until we learn to love the way Jesus loved us, we will never see lives saved and true change happen. We cannot look the other way.