An interesting title that caught my attention. I started reading Shawn Lovejoy’s blog about a month ago. He’s a church planter in the Atlanta area and I really enjoy his posts. He seems to have good food for thought, and I enjoy other people’s perspectives on the churched and unchurched.
In his article, “Why can’t the church be more like Jack Johnson?” , He states some very interesting points as to why people like going to concerts. He asks the pointed question “So… If we KNEW this is what UNCHURCHED people were looking for, would we be willing to offer it in the church? Does that make you uncomfortable? ”
For myself, the answer is, yes. It would make me uncomfortable, quite a bit. I would like to say that it wouldn’t, but, I’d be lying. See I still have this little Pharisaical problem I’m working on. That being stated, I welcome the opportunity to be uncomfortable.
Once again Mr. Lovejoy states that “THESE people were the ones Jesus hung out with the MOST! He accepted them! He loved them!” I want to be like Jesus and if that means becoming uncomfortable in order to reach those who don’t know Him, well so be it. I hear all the time that in order to reach the un-churched , we need to think outside the box and leave our comfort zones. I believe Mr. Lovejoy to be “right on” in his post. Read the article and let me know what you think. In the words of Steve Brown, ” You think about it. I’m in!”