New Series: What’s The Alternative?

By now, most of my readers know that I don’t participate at all in politics. (If this is new for you, you can check out my position here.) But by not participating in the game of polarization and bowing down to Caesar, this doesn’t suddenly remove the problems we face in our world today. I still live in a world full of racism, discrimination, inequality for those on the margins, hunger and poverty, and the list goes on. And this means that I have to face these issues and deal with them.

My hope is to approach the world from a Kingdom mindset. Kingdom meaning: How can I follow Jesus through these things? Jesus said to love God and neighbor. Then He said that everything else hangs on those two things. Okay, that seems simple enough. But what is love? This is where it can get nuanced, gray, and maybe even slightly subjective.

I want to start a new series here on the blog titled: What’s The Alternative? This is for those of you who are tired of the polarization out there. And I don’t just mean within the political realm, but also the polarization of the Church. It seems that while we as Americans have a history of linking our Faith with our political views, for many of us, we are tired of there only being two options. We are tired of all of these issues being lumped together. And I know I am really tired of being labeled an “Evil Liberal” every time my view on something doesn’t line up with typical Christianity.

But what has troubled me the most is that everyone seems to know EXACTLY what they are against. It’s what they are against that seems to define them. But what are we for? I want my life to be defined by the things I stood for rather than the things I stood against. They may seem like they are one and the same, but I don’t think so. And I think that will become more clear as the series moves forward.

This series isn’t just for me though. It’s for you as well. I don’t have all of the answers to the world’s problems and I am not trying to suggest that the Kingdom can solve every single problem we face today. I am simply looking at ways for Christ-followers to do their part in helping to bring the Kingdom here on earth apart from participating in the on-going division we are finding ourselves in. This can’t be done single-handedly. It has to be done in community. This means that I need you. I need your thoughts, ideas, and participation.

My first topic will be discussing Planned Parenthood, that video, and what a Kingdom perspective on abortion might be. This topic is very controversial and even Progressives disagree on their position. I would love your input. Feel free to link articles or books that you found helpful as you navigate through this difficult topic. I look forward to learning and growing with you…and if we never find concrete solutions, that is okay!! What matters most is our position towards the Cross, not how close or far we are from It.

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One thought on “New Series: What’s The Alternative?

  1. Hello Micky!

    (I know this is the most inappropriate means of connecting with you…but this is the avenue I could find. Please forgive me).

    Calvary greetings to you in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Awesome work you are doing on your blog.

    God be praised forever!

    My name (in short) is Tim and I am the administrator of the newly unveiled Christian Social Community: Rhemalog.

    Craving your indulgence, I will quickly like to intimate you on our purpose, goals and objectives.

    Rhemalog is a compound word, coined from both “Rhema” and “Log”.
    It means, putting into writing(Log), your encounters in the Word of God(Rhema).
    That is, sharing with the beloved, the things that God has shown unto you in His Word.

    Rhemalog is established by the leading of the Holy Spirit, as a platform to enrich and impact the body of Christ all over the World!

    You will agree that there is a lot of degradation going on.
    Abuse, spiritual contaminations and pollutions.

    All you need is to refresh your social-media pages long enough…then boom!
    There you have it, in your face!
    But.
    Wouldnt it be awesome to have a sanctified environment?

    A platform built solely for the Children of God.
    Devoid of negativity around us, but filled with inspirations, encouragements and above all, the WORD OF GOD!

    This is our driving force.
    The clarion call that moved us to put Rhemalog in place.

    And this is our call to you: Would you like to join us?

    As one of (Christian) thinkers and opinion-makers out there, logically, it is a no-brainer that we need you, especially since our main goal is to ensure that the people are well fed.

    We need your insightful thoughts. Inspirational ideas. Well written pieces. We need YOU!

    We need you, not only as a member, but also as an A-List contributor.

    And we already have all the tools required.

    – Personal Blogging feature
    – Video sharing
    – Community pages (think facebook pages)
    – Timelines and profiles
    – Pictures, etc

    Together, we can build one of the most vibrant and impactful communities out there.

    Should you decide to join us now:

    – Your personal blog and info will be shared on our social media pages (with over 59,000 members)

    – Your community page will be featured, if you create one. Meaning, it will come up first in searches and views (with its own cute ribbon)

    – You can host all your youtube and vimeo videos, thereby increasing your viewer-ship and enhancing your reach.

    – As an early adopter, you will be a part of a huge and influential community at its infant stage.

    Well, “gold and silver” we have not.
    But can you help us be a blessing to the children of God out there?

    It will be a huge honour and we will be waiting for you.

    rhemalog.com is the address.

    The first step is to be registered. Duration of your submissions will be totally up to you. To keep up though, we would suggest you begin by sharing the links to your blog posts, later on, you can start doing reblogs or creating unique postings using our blog feature.

    However, in-between, we would love your quips, wits, quotes and words of wisdom, posted on our timeline. We consider these to be quick tonic for the soul…snacks for those in hurried need of inspiration and motivations.

    Whichever option you choose, we cannot wait to have a drink from the fountain of your God-given wisdom.

    Thanks and may God continually keep His face shining on you.

    Yours,

    Tim
    Rhemalog Community

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