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This video is hilariously funny… yet a little disturbing at the same time (I cringed during the last song!).

While this is humorous (and I don’t want to take away from the humor of this moment), I have a somber perspective. This video is certainly an exaggeration but speaks to the heart of a question that has rocked me for a few months now… “How cool do we have to be?” This is an issue one of the coolest pastors on the planet addressed in his blog a few months back.

Some church leaders, in a feeble attempt to be relevant, have forgotten how to be real. (Almost like the opposite extreme of legalism… which is fake holiness.) Too many churches have too many people trying too hard to be too cool. All I’m saying… we need more church leaders putting less emphasis on being cool, and more emphasis on being like Christ.

This still doesn’t change the fact that this video is soooo funny to watch!

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Servant of the Gospel

In many of my recent readings and some of my favorite podcasts, the importance and centrality of the gospel has been a running theme. Then, yesterday morning during my Bible reading, Paul describes the good news of the gospel in Colossians 1:15-23. When I came to the end of this passage, it stopped me in my tracks.

This is the gospel you heard… and of which I,

Paul, have become a servant. – Colossians 1:23b

Paul calls himself a servant. Not a servant of God, not a servant of Jesus, but a servant of the gospel ! WOW! I was floored. Literally. I was face down praying and hoping to live, love, and speak in such a way as to be worthy of that title… A Servant of the Gospel!

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