Some of the most beautiful art comes from the most broken of places. What if we decided to use our stories of brokenness or our seasons of hopelessness, and stopped discrediting those as a way to relate and heal someone else? What if we trust God with our healing process—let Him take the broken windows and the missing bricks and put the pieces back together so we can start to change the way we live out our example to other people?
Over the course of history, culture has changed countless times. The clothes have changed, the entertainment has changed, and the laws have changed. Nothing in culture stays the same for long. I often remind myself of this truth, especially when tempted to give in to the lure of culture. Regardless of how cool it seems now, there’s a good chance it won’t be cool in ten years.
I read a tweet the other day that said this: Let’s not be experts at Netflix, and novices at the Bible.
That has really stuck with me over the last week. You can fill in the blank for whatever part of culture that applies to you. Instead of Netflix, it could sports, music, movies, or fashion.
Malcom Gladwell describes the tipping point as that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate.
This month at GENESIS we’re going to discuss how we can be a part of a tipping point. How can we experience a move of God? How can we make a difference? How will it spread?
Come to GENESIS and join the conversation.
We wanted to update our #WeeklyWorship playlist for you all so you have some new tunes that we sing on Tuesday nights—available to steam wherever you are!