I’ve spent 8 hours today in 90 degree heat at my daughter’s Fastpitch Softball Tournament. I could write many a post just on this experience alone. But I won’t. Cuz I’m tired, and sunburned, and I really need to take a shower.
However, one thing did stand out. I notice, now that I’m a writer..and I use that term loosely…no matter what I’m doing..there’s this one little part of my brain that is always asking..is this blog worthy? And today, it was the not so subtle chanting from the other team that got me creating a post in my head while keeping tracks of runs and doing triage on softball warriors in the dugout.
We put in a new pitcher. And not 2 seconds later we hear…
Check Check Check it out.
Check that brand new pitcher out.
Is she high, or is she low. Is she fast…
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If you’ve been reading this blog for more than a year or two, you know I very much appreciate Os Guinness’ books. This one is no exception: Dining With the Devil: The Megachurch Movement Flirts with Modernity. Though it is nearly 20 years old, it still speaks profoundly to the crisis in American Christianity – the crisis of culture shaping the church more than Scripture. This section where Guinness speaks of relevance is outstanding.
“…Relevance is a question-begging concept when invoked by itself. And when absolutized, relevance becomes lethal to truth. Properly speaking, relevance assumes and requires the answer to such questions as: Relevance for what? Relevant to whom? If these questions are left unasked, a constant appeal to relevance becomes a way of riding roughshod over truth and corralling opinion coercively. People are thinking or doing something simply ‘because it is relevant’ without knowing why. But truth, in…
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