Friday, March 20, 2009

What Is Conservative Christianity? (Part 7)

Kevin Bauder considers the situation that conservative Christians find themselves in today and what they should do about it. Since we are cut off from the living tradition of the church, it is difficult to know even where to begin. Nevertheless, we must begin where we are, recovering what we can from the wisdom of the past and exercising leadership as we move into the future, full of confidence in God's providence.

I appreciated this challenge:

If conservative Christianity is true—as I believe it is—then it is the very Christianity that the world most needs. Moreover, the people who understand it and love it are few. Like it or not, my friends, it is up to us to make a difference, not by pleasing ourselves, and not by making ourselves inconspicuous, but by exercising leadership.

This is precisely what High Country Baptist Church represents - an effort to reclaim robust Christianity, shining with the glory of God in Christ by the Spirit. It is the Christianity that Colorado Springs most needs. Those of our friends and neighbors who understand it are few. It is up to us to make a difference. Pray that God will give us the wisdom and courage and love to do it!

(Read it all here.)

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