20 Apr Fitting In vs. Being Despised
So many Christians try to get in where they don’t fit in. Some have labeled themselves “post-evangelicals” because they see something they don’t like and don’t know what they do like – that is, know what they stand for in many cases. Here is a thought-probing article on integrity for a Christian as he engages the culture.
Part of the good news of the Kingdom is that we’ll suffer for the Name. Remember, Jesus endured the Cross for the joy set before Him. Paul craved sharing in the sufferings of Christ and repeatedly urged his letter readers to share and glory in his and their sufferings. It’s not that these grad student experts in impression management think they only want the benefits of the good news. Rather, they don’t believe that one of the benefits of the good news is being freed from the storyline of worldly respect.