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On Friday, I joined the Austin Hill in the Morning Show on MyFaithRadio to talk about a couple of recent blog posts. First, we talked about how the Facebook echo chamber and Millennials consumption of news affects the ways in which we relate to each other.
Millennials are getting their news from Facebook more than any other news source or social network. This isn’t good, because Facebook is designed to give us content we like and agree with. The more we find our news from sources that only tell us what we want to hear, the more polarization will infiltrate our public discourse, further driving a wedge between those who disagree.
Here’s our whole discussion:
After discussing the affect Facebook may have on our ability to dialogue, Bill and I talked about how the local church can assuage Millennials distrust of institutions by making church feel more familial than organizational.
Really, gospel-centered community comes down to this:
The root verb at the center of the gospel is sacrifice. The good news is that Christ gave himself up for the sins of the world.
Jesus Christ lived the perfect life we can’t live and died the horrible death we should have died so that by his sacrifice we can live with God forever.
Sacrificing for your small group or your local church may sound odd, but that’s likely because you think of the church as a club or organization more than you think of it as a family.
Next to sacrifice, nothing is more central to the gospel than love. God shows his love for us through the sacrifice of his Son, Jesus. The love that God shows for us in the gospel is unconditional. How so?
The love God shows in the gospel has no bearing on who we are or what we do. The only “requirement” necessary for accessing the saving love of God is knowing you need it!
The source of God’s love for his people is found in the One who is loving, not the ones being loved. Because of this, because the motivation for God’s love is Christ’s sacrifice for us, nothing we do can make that love disappear.
Also, on a related topic only because it’s audio material, David Mikucki and I just released a new Culture & Kingdom podcast over the weekend on the end times. The podcast is appropriately titled, “Chris and David Don’t Get Left Behind.”