I don’t ever remember asking for prayer on this blog before. If I have, it’s been exotically rare.
Not because I don’t believe in prayer. Quite the opposite.
I believe corporate prayer is like launching a nuclear bomb . . . it’s power is enormous.
So I don’t take it lightly. Nor do I use such requests on that which is cheap or insignificant. (I won’t be asking you to pray for Aunt Mildred’s hang nail!)
Anyways, there are three things I would love you to touch the throne on my behalf, if you feel so inclined:
1. I’m working on writing a new blog post that I consider to be profound in its significance.
One of the results of the two surveys I did in June was a repeated struggle that was articulated by scores of you.
The struggle goes something like this:
How do we Christians respond to the world’s narrative which pressures us constantly? How do we respond without compromising our loyalty to Jesus and His teachings on the one hand without folding under the pressure to confirm to the world on the other? How do we handle being ridiculed as bigots, intolerant, idiots, hypocrites, etc.? How do we stand firm and not give up our allegiance to Jesus just so we don’t lose friends or appear like odd balls?[Continue Reading…]