Because I broke tradition and didn’t post on Thursday, I’m doing non-traditional special edition posts. Hope you can handle the break from status quo!
My introduction into the blogging world was actually Matthew Paul Turner’s popular Jesus Needs New PR. When I was in Hawaii waiting for a flight back home to Oregon I happened upon a book of his and proceeded to read it cover to cover. So when I made it home I found his blog, which frequently posts videos, photos or quotes of Christians doing/saying ridiculous things.
Which means Turner will never run out of material. Christians say the darnedest things, and I’ll admit I had a lot fun tuning into watch the insanity. A fairly recurring topic on his blog is Kirk Cameron, the actor turned evangelist who has a reputation for talk show appearances debating God’s existence. Kirk doesn’t take the most academic approach, and some of his proofs are, let’s be honest, fairly laughable.
But I think I’m done. For me, making fun of people is not in the spirit of Jesus. I struggle to find the redemption there. I’m done antagonizing and picking on people, especially from the safety of my laptop tucked away in my living room. It doesn’t feel right, and it definitely doesn’t help the brotherhood of believers.
This post isn’t calling out Matthew Paul Turner, I’m simply stating a shift for me.
Taking it even further – I don’t want to spend all of my time picking apart other Christians. When you are so consumed with picking apart, you are not building anything of your own. This doesn’t mean I won’t comment from time to time on some of interesting things Christians do, but I will do so because it often helps to look at what not to do. I will not have fun at their expense.
Though I reserve the right to make fun of anyone who comments on my blog.