Christian = un-cool

In many ways, and no matter what culture you are from, this fallen world will define the terms of “cool.” In every country I have spent time in I see Christian teens struggling with how their social sector sets the standard for “cool.” Moreover I see how the desire to be accepted as “cool” often minimizes the overt witness one has the potential to be for Christ. More often than not to be “cool” is to be conformative and non-threatening to the status quo. The more I think about it the more I think being a Christian is the conscious decision NOT to be cool. In essence it is the choice to be un-cool. But we must be careful here. It doesn’t mean being irrelevant, disconnected, isolated or donning old clothes that were in style two decades ago. But it does mean that whenever living for the Lord is in tension with “being cool” the latter must be surrendered.

About StriderMTB

Hi, I'm Matt. "Strider" from Lord of the Rings is my favorite literary character of all time and for various reasons I write under the pseudonym "StriderMTB. As my blog suggests I seek to live out both the excitement and tension of a Christian walk with Christ in the 3rd world context of Asia. I started my blog as an unmarried man who was blessed to oversee an orphanage of amazing children in South-East Asia. As of 2022, I am a happily married man to an amazing missionary wife serving together on the mission field. I hate lima beans and love to pour milk over my ice-cream. I try to stay active in both reading and writing and this blog is a smattering of my many thoughts. I see the Kingdom of God as Jesus preached it and lived to be the only hope for a broken world and an apathetic church.
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