Monday, October 14, 2013

Reflection for the Week–October 14

The demise of pseudo-Christianity in the West is well underway, and rightly so. There are many changes needed to re-present a real faith, but one shift that is essential is for Christians to wake up to having a well thought out belief. Thinking is not poison and it is important to wrestle with ideas in a credible manner, whether we are engaging believers or not. Respectfully listening to and learning from others will enhance our integrity and ability to communicate without forfeiting our freedom to disagree when that runs contrary to God’s truth and love. Escapism and ignorance are not representative of belonging to the living God, who calls us to connect with the world and others, and to participate in shining light into dark places by bringing sufficient explanations into the theater of life and death.