Jesus Didn’t Invite the World to Come to Church.
He Commanded the Church to Go into the World.
But do we really understand what He meant? Not if our actions mean anything. Instead of going into the world, we run from it. Some of us hold it at arm’s length, some of us fight it, some of us conform to it, and others of us grow complacent toward it. But few of us know what it means to actually love the world with the kind of passionate, visionary love that sent Jesus from the heights of holiness into the depths of a sin-sick culture.
In 'Too Christian, Too Pagan', Dick Staub calls us to communicate the Gospel in the most risky, satisfying, and compelling way possible: by living an unpretentious faith amid the perils and promises of our society. It’s not about handing out tracts or organizing rallies. It’s about following Christ out of our comfort zones into places we’d never expect, getting as close to sinners and their lives as Jesus Himself wants to get.
Not everyone will approve. To some, we’ll seem too Christian; to others, too pagan. But the One whose opinion truly matters will be glorified as we enter not just into His ways and means, but His very heart.