great neighbors

we have great neighbors. we had great neighbors in baton rouge and we were afraid when we moved to the point area that we might lose that and have neighbors that we didn’t really connect with. thankfully that didn’t happen. while no one can ever replace the wonderful neighbors we had in baton rouge it’s nice to know that we have wonderful friends in our new home too.

we just finished eat steaks and talking for a very long time with a couple of our neighbors. it was a wonderful evening.

SIDE NOTE – i listen to a great seminar on missiology from ed stetzer today. he brought up an interesting point of the main question that CHRISTianity attempts to ask the world … “if you were to die tonight do you know for sure where you would spend eternity.” he made a good point in pointing out that this question has been the main question that CHRISTians have tried to ask and answer for non-CHRISTians for the past 30 years while the big questions that people have been searching for answers for have changed. i wonder what the “big” questions are around all of us. if we don’t know the questions it is very difficult for us to show how JESUS can be the answer.

3 Replies to “great neighbors”

  1. Robert, happy to hear about the neighbors. Now, a couple of put-you-on-the-spot questions. Do they know you as a representative of Christ? Have you already announced the good news to them?

  2. who are these “great neighbors in baton rouge” that you speak of? seriously, i’m glad to hear that y’all are being treated well up there. i stand by my earlier analysis that upper-midwesterners are in fact southerners–they just don’t know it yet. they’re just too good of people for any other explanation to be plausible.

    you posed a provocative question about the big questions around us now. i detest the whole “if you died tonight” scare tactic–that’s what it is–a scare tactic. shock and awe, if you will. christianity is too sound philosophically for us to have to resort to this.

    of course, every one is looking for something different–or at least they think they are. but i think that most people are looking for some kind of singular, objective truth to hang on to. we live in a skeptical age where relativism is the rule and where any claim can be instantly “proven” or disputed by 5,000 sources generated in .074 seconds on a search engine. people are information-sick. compounding this, faith seems to be regarded as a crutch for weak minds rather than an orchestrated exercise in discipline, courage, and investment in the Divine. so essentially, talk is cheap and faith is even cheaper in our demented collective conscious. i think that’s why so many of us go around waiting for the government to solve our problems and for our massive pile of crap (ie, material possessions) to bring us fulfillment. just my .02.

    peace and tight lines,


  3. @stephen – they’re already CHRISTians and attend a local church.

    @william – i was talking about the goidels down the street, not y’all

    i agree with you on the scare tactics. i also agree with you on much of your next paragraph. while “talk is cheap and faith is even cheaper” i think that to many post moderns “demonstrated” faith is extremely powerful. still i agree that what you said is probably why so many think that government is the solution. i for one don’t. i’ve seen some of their solutions and they never seem to work.

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