"Find God's Match For You." That was the tagline on an advertisement that blasted across the CNN Center's extremely large TV and super loud speakers. I had to stop chewing my delicious Chik-Fil-A chicken biscuit and spit out with a full mouth "Frankly, i'm getting a little tired of God showing up in commercials."
But this is where we are.
Christianity is the dominant religion in America (if you didn't already know). From the halls of Government to that delicious, yet problematic, breakfast sandwich, Christianity has a profound impact on most aspects of American life. We have moved in to a world where it simply isn't enough to identify as Christian, we are now pressured to buy things from Christian owned companies. We lend our allegiances to politicians not based on the content of their character, but where they go (or say they go) on Sunday morning. This dominant form of Christianity is loud, self aggrandizing, powerful, and (Particularly problematic) does not like to be questioned.
Ghandi once said of Christians "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
I think this sentiment is growing within Christianity. As a Christian, I look at those around me who say they believe what I believe (well on paper anyway) and find myself as an active member of a growing counter culture. But what does it mean to be a member of THAT culture?
Come join us at Xtra's Cafe this Tuesday at 6:30pm to discuss 'What does it mean to live counter-cultural?' Is it possible to be a counter-cultural Christian in a society where Christianity is the dominant religious group? Come out for great food, discussion, and who knows, maybe we'll go get Sweet F.R.O.G. after.