Tina and Chris have been rockin' on the subject of being "in, not of" the world. Go read them. I'm not ready to write about the topic yet (lots to sort out in my head about the subject), but for an indication of where I will probably go with it note this post's title and the fact it's now part of Christian Buzzword Bingo v1.4.1. It is with despair I find most hits on Google for that phrase seriously imply Christianity is a lifestyle. It's not. Styles change. They come and go. It also implies we all need to fit into some one-size-fits-all approach to our relationship to God. And may I be blunt? Fuck that. If God wanted uniform automatons He would've made us that way. I still do not believe that He gave us free will just so that when we receive His gift of faith to us we should suddenly throw it and our uniqueness away and suddenly start living Stepford lives.
Herein endeth the mini-rant. Go read Tina and Chris.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008