I had lunch today with Naked Religion‘s Brad Bergfalk and another blogging pastor, Cory of Xorpus. I’m incredibly envious of them (that should qualify as confession of sin & now I’m off the hook) as they head off to the CS Lewis Institute’s "The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the 21st Century." Read Brad’s post about it here.
Early this week, my beautiful daughter, Kaili, boarded an Air Canada flight for London. I’m sure some people question Imbi’s and my sanity – in light of London’s recent terrorist activity. I’m neither a fatalist (if your number is up, it’s up) nor a fool. Statistically, Brad, Cory and Kaili all have as much chance of being impacted by a terrorist attack as they do being struck TWICE by lightning.
That being said, this is still a tumultuous time we live in. Lives are being horribly impacted by the acts of fools & cowardly people who have bought into a lie. (The cowards are the programmers of the fools – all in the name of a supposed religion of Peace – at least that’s what it’s PR arm calls it.) And where is the church in the midst of this? We’re called to be right in the middle of it all. Listen to Rob Bell speak about the reality of being in the middle of it for his church in his April 10th sermon available on the Mars Hill website – Jesus is Difficult, Part Two. There is a price for us to pay – but it’s still much less than the price that was paid for us.