Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Too cool

Mike Leake looks at ways Christians today neuter the gospel. Here's one way:
Whenever we try really hard to show unbelievers that Christians can be cool. The entire reason why we hang out with unbelievers, watch certain television programs, and listen to certain music is to prove to a watching world that Christians aren’t boring. We can be fun too. That’s all well and good until our “coolness” morphs into worldliness. You do not win people to the gospel by being worldly. You might convince them that you are cool, but I am not certain you will convince them that Christ is mighty to save.
Amen. The conclusion of that paragraph, of course, is reminiscent of a well-know saying attributed to James Denney.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mike Leake said...

thanks for referencing Denney. That quote is on the wall in my office and I honestly didn't realize that I was using it so liberally :-)

7:32 PM, August 10, 2010  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

You're welcome. And thank you for an excellent essay.

8:17 AM, August 11, 2010  

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