You can complain about culture, or you can Make Jesus Culture.

I’m going to try and help do the latter.

There’s this online conference, and I’m really excited about taking part. More than being excited about taking part, I’m excited that it’s a thing. This line up, guys…it is stacked: lots of creators and thinkers and innovators that will challenge your thinking and practice. A wide variety of subjects. A come-and-go format. The convenience of streaming online. Stretched over two weeks.

It’s like March Madness (yeah, I said it NCAA…sue me) for people who want Jesus to impact every nook and cranny of our world. This should cost $100. It’s fourteen days of content. It’s leaders in their fields. It’s fresh. It’s going to be quality.

It costs $10.

I’m presenting on Tuesday, February 13th. My topic is How My Writing Helped Guide a Movement Through Moral Crisis. It’ll be about confrontation and healing and redemption and shining light into dark places. But that’s just one session out of 150. Dr. Garry Brashears will be presenting on The Bible Project and Western Seminary. There are sessions on art and music and app design and so much more. If it helps shape culture, it’s up for grabs. You can view the whole line-up for week one here and the whole line-up for week two here. 

You can get all the details, register, see where your registration money is going, and get all your questions answered by clicking on the pic below.

Join me for a different kind of thing. A Jesus thing. A culture thing. It’s a new thing, and I’d love to have you join me as we make Jesus culture together.

 

 

 

One thought on “Let’s Make Jesus Culture

  1. Jesus cannot “become culture” until is it sits firmly as a personal worldview on the hearts of those who decide culture. Sadly, the collective Christian Church (“Church”) doesn’t decide culture anymore.

    Recent history teaches us that the Church, who should have maintained the it’s hard won strong influence over society, abandoned their role in the face of the mystic and liberal anti-God 60’s. It chose instead an easier path than confrontation with opposing worldviews. That path was shepherding those who already believed, ignoring counter viewpoints.

    Today is no different – in spite of meager attempts to take a public stand on murder of the unborn – an argument also lost on the grounds of self defined woman’s rights – the Church has been all but silent in the public square. That battle was and remains the most visible fight where the Church can prove its “relevance” to today’s society. The argument should be on God’s view of rights and life. But let’s not digress, for that battle is lost – but not the battle for social, political and spiritual worldview. To separate one from another is a lie.

    In my view, defining a Godly Worldview in the public square means “confrontation”…a word which does not resonate with Shepards who seek to avoid confrontation at all cost. It comes down to a lack of spiritual courage to argue God’s worldview in the face of counter-God-culture, anti-God pundits, mystical and alternative worldviews – including Islamic.

    It speaks volumes to the young seeking a firm worldview to rest their lives on that Christian Faith cares not enough to enter the public arena – nor use Bible Principle and God’s Words to define a worldview they can desire and live with…if not cherish. The passive strategy of “fun and learn” over the last decades is not working on the young. CIP: The largest age segment abandoning the Church is 16-25. Most never return. WHY? These are the culture makers of tomorrow and deserve a grounding they can build their family and life on.

    In my humble view, the root cause of abandonment of the Church and it’s doctrine is a failure to prove “God’s Relevance” in the public square. A private and passive worldview has no influence on culture – which is quite public.

    The young need to see “a Godly Worldview in action” so they can question, agree and adopt. The Church must prove its relevance by “walking the talk” on critical issues of the day in public. The fight for hearts and minds is being lost as we sit idly by and watch another large generation (perhaps larger than the 60’s) adopt other worldviews. Declaring Jesus, God’s Sovereignty and God’s Principles in the public square is far more important than exemplary service work – and it won’t happen behind four freshly painted walls.

    Culture will take care of itself. It always has, good or bad. You reap not only what you sow, but what you protect and earn.

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