Here’s where I am these days. I feel like a talking head. I write this blog a couple of times a week, I’ve written a book, and I’m writing another one. I’m just one of how many writing blogs? How many writing books? The world is full of words, full of people with ideas, full of talking heads.
Consider this quote from my book, The Church Must Die:
God is not impressed or pleased with our services, programs, songs, buildings, ministries, and industry. He is not moved by the words of our mouths. What He wants from His people is for justice and righteousness to be shown throughout the earth. He wants us to stand up for the poor and oppressed. He wants us to live lives of righteousness and truth. All the worship services and youth camps in the world cannot replace what God demands from His people.
So what God wants is not another talking head, but a people sold out to justice and mercy, and those who walk humbly with their God (Micah 6:8) We are part of a church that has lost its power to shake lives, to shake cities, to shake nations. We are part of a church that is more industry than ministry, more program than power.
And I refuse to be part of the problem.
If these words challenge you to live that life, a life that is more honest with yourself and with God, then great. If they challenge you to think about (and live) justice and mercy, then they are worth it. If this blog inspires you to think about how you can die more to yourself so God can live more powerfully through you, then I’m doing something worthwhile.
But if I’m just another talking head, then this is my last post.