Thursday, May 1, 2008

I love this guy.

Helloooo May 1st, you have come quite quickly.

I was reading through some stuff on resurgence.com, and I found this guy:
Anthony Bradley:
Assistant professor of Apologetics and Systematic Theology at Covenant Seminary and a Research Fellow for the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty in Grand Rapids, Mich. His doctoral work focuses on the intersection of black liberation theology with the social thought of Thomas Sowell. His additional research interests include the Scottish Reformation, the emergent church, welfare, education, and modern international forms of social injustice, slavery, and oppression.

Two of his blogs caught my eye.
One about how Christians aren't taking care of orphans, and another about how Christians should "party".

Here is a sneak peak:

"America has nearly 115,000 orphaned kids in foster care waiting to be adopted. Some wonder how this is possible in a country with Christian families. Surely, there are 115,000 missional families in America, right? Missional families, for example, embrace the redemptive mission of God and practice "true religion" in their local communities (James 1:27). Missional Christians in America could eliminate the foster care system tomorrow if we would stop "shootin' up" with the American Dream (heroine) in order to get high on a lame life lived for the sake of comfort and ease...

...Let's break this down further. The Washington Times reports that there are about 65 million evangelicals in America. So, again, why are there 115,000 orphans in America's foster care system? Does this mean that there are 65 million people missing huge sections of their Bibles? Would someone please alert Crossway and Zondervan!"

and another:

..."So if the kingdom is real, if creation is all good, if life is not suppose to suck, if God is renewing all things to himself through Christ, if you are united to Jesus and standing before God forgiven, then why is your social life so boring? Why are you not either at a party or throwing a party every weekend? Why are you not inviting people into your community of celebration?

Wouldn't it be awesome if Christians were such a celebrative group of people that our non-Christians friends and neighbors would get introduced to Christianity by wanting to come to our parties? Here's a great question for someone to ask you: "why are you Christians always partying so much? Missional living pursues not only shalom but celebration. Jesus followers should party now like they will in heaven."

I highly recommend that you read the whole thing...they are very good.

1 comment:

Josh said...

okay so i read your blog in dr. curtis' patriarchs class this morning (8am)...i spent the entire class period on resurgence.com ... i love it! so good. thanks for showing me!

also, you should check our conversantlife.com
you will love it.