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A blog post by Phil Vischer

Started by Pete, October 22, 2008, 04:46:05 pm

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Pete

Here is an excellent blog post by Phil Vischer, creator of VeggieTales;

....For an entire generation of Americans, Christians have become defined by what we are against.  By what we hate.  By whom we oppose.  Jesus’ call that we would be known “by our love” has been lost in our generation.  Even more concerningly, this 30 year focus has left us very clear on how we are supposed to vote, but very unclear on how we are supposed to live.  And the results are striking.  Conservative Christians in America divorce at the same rate as the general population.  We use internet porn at the same rate as the general population.  We long for the same houses, the same cars, the same vacations.  We are, research has shown, statistically identical....


Entire article here;

http://www.philvischer.com/?p=99
"There is no charge for awesomeness -- or attractiveness."

Alpine

I think that Christians embracing right wing politics as many of us have can have an effect of both driving the unsaved away from us, and making us see others through the filter of politics.
As long as the Steelers themes smileys exist so shall my protest last!

Pete

Here is another excellent nugget from Phil Vischer's blog;


....It confused me, because it felt like God had spent the prior year ridding me of my need to do anything big.  I was now ready to just write a few children's books - to do "little" things.  It didn't make sense.  "I'm all about 'little ideas' now - why are you giving me another BIG one?" I wondered.

And then I felt, fairly distinctly, God saying something to me:  "I wanted you to be willing to do nothing big.  That doesn't mean I'm not going to give you anything big to do."

Oh my.  That was unexpected.  So... letting go of your ambition, "dying" to your own "big ideas," doesn't necessarily mean that God won't ask you to do something big.  It just means, perhaps, that you're finally humble enough to hold it loosely - to let whatever God has for you next be God's thing, not yours.  Perhaps the willingness to be small, in fact, is a prerequisite to being used by God to do something, well, un-small....


Full article here:  http://www.philvischer.com/?p=101
"There is no charge for awesomeness -- or attractiveness."