Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Today it Clicked

Today is clicked
Have you ever had one of those times in your life when it just clicked?  Maybe you were riding a bike and you finally got the feeling of pedaling combined with your balance so your dad let you go on your own.  Maybe you were skateboarding and when you realized how to stand on the board it just finally felt right.  Maybe you relate that question to doing a math equation and the realization that the formula really does work.  We all have times in our life that things don't make sense.  The reason our brain tells our eyes to focus is because it is trying to make sense of the world around it; it wants to know!

Today in class we were talking about Learner Sensitive Preaching, the need to put Scripture as the primary source/authority while engaging the culture... and that's when it clicked.  I was thinking about teaching students and how to keep them engaged in the truth of God when I'm speaking.  It clicked that my role as a pastoral leader is to create an environment where students can connect with God in a real way; a way that uses the culture they are used to to help point them to Christ and the culture we live in is a fast paced culture that requires our brain to constantly be thinking and learning.

See when I first came back to church I needed something that: was relevant to my life, met me where I was (I didn't know the Christianese), but kept me engaged in the message.  This is what we have been talking about this week and today it all finally clicked for me (hopefully it still clicks tomorrow)

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