Lonely TreeIn our most intentional efforts to serve and live for God, we can sometimes create expectations of ourselves that are hard to live up to.

It seems to be all the rage within younger generations of Christians to be “radical,” and “outrageous.” There is push to make kids somehow buy into the fact that they must look down on living a “normal” life in order to really serve God.

Now don’t get me wrong, the message of the cross is indeed a “radical” message in one sense. And we are called to live holy, separate lives from the world around us; this is certainly “radical.”

What I am targeting are the labels we like to stick onto our faith in order to make ourselves believe we are serving God’s mission more faithfully. “Missional” and “radical” are just a few of those labels made popular recently and, if we’re not careful…

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