Unique Mission

Yesterday I talked about our responsibility as Christians.

Responsibility to what?

We have to decide, as Christians, who we are beholden to politically.  Our leader is supposed to be Christ.  Our guide should be the Bible and prayer.

The Bible is pretty clear on what we, as Christians, are responsible to do.   We are to connect people with a life in Christ  (Matt 28:10). We are to be a force for the forgotten: the widow, the orphan, the alien; love our neighbors (Deut 10). We are to serve and use our gifts, our station in life, what power we may have for others in whatever way we can; be a shining city on a hill.  When ever possible God calls us to set right what has gone wrong in the world to the best of our ability.

When we begin to champion other things, we lose our uniqueness.  We lose our focus and become drawn into opinions, arguments, and politicized debate.  In a great interview with Catalyst recently, Gov. Mike Huckabee discussed his concern for Christian groups and organizations that start to broaden their focus to match a party or campaign.

Our calling is to support God’s work wherever we see it.  We should influence those in power where we can and fan the flames of God’s love and justice when we find it.

When we support the conservative or liberal agenda, we lose our authority and become just another voting bloc.  When we influence culture positively with our lives and, when appropriate, with our vote, we are unique.


Do less work today

Some great new web discoveries:

Imagine a place that told you what to check out daily on the web, what magazine articles to read, etc.  That’s exactly what Brijit.com does.  It’s team of reviewers (which anyone can join) describes in 100 words or less an article and it is then rated on how important it is that you read it.  Great time-saver.

Your very own online mixtape.  You can also check out other folks mixtapes.  More features are coming, it’s still fairly new.

A strangely addictive game.  Here’s the deal: all you have to pick a number no one else has picked, and it has to be the lowest unique number that has been picked.   Make sense?  There are many games going at once, each for different prizes from CD’s to a new car.  The bigger the prize, the more people playing, the harder it is to win.