I’m an educator. This means I must stay sharp. I must keep learning.
Last week, I got an e-mail at work about an upcoming educational seminar. Because I am nerdy, this kind of e-mail really excites me. I clicked on over to the website to read up on the event, and I was immediately taken by the picture of one of the keynote speakers. Underneath his head shot, the title after his name read “Cultural Evangelist.”
The sponsor was not a religious organization, so I found it interesting that they would call on a preacher to speak at their event. Wow!
I decided to research a bit, and I had to laugh when I learned that the speaker actually worked in marketing for a popular online store that sells shoes. His title was a creative way of saying that he was in charge of telling the company’s story to potential customers.
A week later, my mind is still turning the phrase “Cultural Evangelist” around in my head. I wonder how creative and effective I am at telling the story of my Savior. I wonder if I create an interest and whet the appetite of those who are shopping around seeking to find what truly satisfies. One of my favorite worship bands is actually called “Jesus Culture,” but I’d never seriously contemplated how my words and actions are shaping the definition of how the world defines my Savior.
I must admit that sometimes I am a reluctant mouthpiece for the Good News. I worry that I am not qualified for the job.
…I keep hearing about your faith in the Lord Jesus
and your love for all of God’s people.
And I am praying that you will put into action
the generosity that comes from your faith
as you understand and experience
all the good things we have in Christ.
Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother,
for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God’s people.
Philemon 1:5-7, MSG
Something to think about…
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