It was natural for me. It was motivating. It produced results. It’s the reason why I showed up early and stayed late. Driven. My fuel? Anger. Revenge. As an athlete, this was natural for me. People would wonder if I was actually having fun when playing sports. I was. But my face showed my motivation. I had a chip on my shoulder – a large one.
All throughout the New Testament there is a theme. It’s a theme that should get more attention in Christian circles because it is foundational to understanding how someone can begin to live the way they are told to live.
I’ve heard it said that our world has changed more in the last fifteen years than it had in all its time prior combined. I’m not sure how much validity there is to that statement or how you would prove it, however, it seems plausible. This much I know for sure: the way we go about every day life has dramatically changed because of technology. And this doesn’t just impact what’s in our pockets or in our hands, it goes much deeper than that.
Let’s jump in…
Listen: Technology is Changing Your Idea of Goodness
With every news headline, our knee-jerk reaction becomes even more of the norm on social media and in conversations.
Over a year ago, the SCOTUS made the decision to legalize gay marriage. This created a hailstorm of reaction among Christians. But over a year later, my rallying cry is still something different. Let’s consider this together.
What if there were more ways to reach people for Christ than on a Sunday morning in a worship service/experience/gathering/celebration? Our culture is changing quickly. People are less likely to step foot in a church. More people have an eclectic set of beliefs that don’t fit in one religion, rather they span across multiple religions. More people have their weekends (including Sunday mornings) taken up by their child’s sports games and other recreation activities.
What did Jesus die for? What was the purpose of going to the cross, dying, and resurrecting? Was it to reveal to us the nature of God? Was it to take on God’s wrath? What the cross of Christ represents in your theology will determine what you ultimately believe about Christianity.