It’s 5:30 AM. I’ve been up for an hour, and I can’t get back to sleep.
There’s been a lot running through my mind over the last hour, and most of it has to do with a few series of blog posts I plan on writing over the next few weeks. So please be patient with me as, Lord willing, I put together these (tentatively titled) blog series:
- Bride and Bridesmaids. The typical major college campus is loaded with parachurch organizations such as Campus Crusade for Christ and The Navigators. But are these organizations actually fulfilling their biblical role? Are they replacing the local church? If so, is that a bad thing? Where should a college student seek to get involved? And is this purely an issue on a secular campus, or is it present in Christian colleges as well?
- Ice Cream Parlor. With what sort of attitude do we view the church? Do we approach it as consumers, looking for a particular experience or trying to get out of it what we want? Or do we approach it as a family, where we build redemptive relationships with others in order to glorify God? (I’m sure you can guess my answer already!)
- Guys or Men? What is the most troubling pattern I see among college-age guys (and older!) in the church? Passivity. It’s something I struggle with, too. And it’s the source of a world of corruption both in ourselves and in our church.
As you can probably sense already, there will be a lot of passion in each of these. In fact, I think they may be the most important things I have ever written here (and I could use your prayers as I write them!). So please stay tuned, and stay patient…this may take a while.