I just got back from a trip to inner city Philadelphia with a team of Grace Student Ministries students and staff. It was a great trip, we able to serve and be challenged to walk nearer and more faithfully with our Lord Jesus. But not only that, we had a lot of fun.
We decided that over the next 12 months we’re going to be shooting a music video (how that fits into a missions trip, I’m not sure). At every big youth group event, we’ll get some footage of students and staff singing along to the song that we chose for 2012-2013. In the end, it will look something like this. It will be an awesome way to remember the year, and a memorable gift for the seniors. Our first shot was in Philly, on the “Rocky” steps (where Rocky Balboa ran to exercise). Here it is:
Ashley and I were doing some family devotions after dinner, and we decided to sing the “B-I-B-L-E” song. All Emma was interested in doing was dancing (we even tried to pray afterwards, and all Emma wanted to do was get back on the couch so she could dance). Here’s her dance. Make sure you watch until the end.
After the head over heels fall she said, “Uh oh!” and then scrambled to get back on the couch. Also, Ashley wanted me to note that her shirt is off because she had previously gagged herself and spit up all over her shirt. Emma does a good job making sure life never gets boring.
“Epistemological humility” among Christians who claim the Bible is the Word of God bugs me. That is, the idea that true humility consists in the understanding that we can never really know anything with absolute certainty, and that any authoritative truth claims are arrogant.
Which is why I loved this video. Doug Wilson hits a grand slam.
Don’t be a “if-you-don’t-believe-exactly-the-same-as-I-do-you’re-probably-not-saved” Christian. But also don’t slink into the teeming mass of evangelicals who are afraid to make a point, or who believe if we just could really understand one another we’d all actually be saying the same thing.