Ben Pierce is the Director of Come&Live! and is the younger son of David and Jodi Pierce. Come&Live!’s vision is to create a worldwide mission community that will provoke and inspire Christian artists to use their God-given creativity to revolutionize the world for Jesus.
Loneliness is killing us.
Several years ago, I experienced a short season of loneliness that gave me a taste of how intense it can be.
Recently, I saw a meme that showed a cartoon Jesus and a tagline that said, “I died! April fools!” and another one that exclaimed, “YOLO. JK. BRB!” (You Only Live Once. Just Kidding. Be Right Back!)
Some of you may have seen these and even laughed. I didn’t.
To hear the guys discuss this topic on the Provoke&Inspire podcast click here.
In a recent interview with the Australian music website Music Feeds, Spencer Chamberlain of the band Underoath claims that Christianity ruined his life.
One second I was talking with my dad and Valery (one of Steiger’s Ukrainian missionaries), and an instant later, it felt as though a bomb had gone off. Stunned and covered in debris, it was hard to process what had just happened. We were on tour in Brazil with No Longer Music, and our driver had gotten into a lane not intended for the height of our bus. Traveling at well over 60 miles per hour, we smashed into a horizontal steel beam, knocking our air conditioning unit clean off the bus’s roof.
I had never experienced a more violent moment in my whole life.
God desires to use Millennials to change the world, but as with every generation, they face unique roadblocks to living in radical obedience, and they seem to experience a particular difficulty in entering the mission field. In my previous blog posts in this series, I addressed two significant reasons why: fear of commitment and the need to instantly specialize.
In this post, I would like to look at a more fundamental barrier - the fear of the very title itself.
I am passionate about challenging millennials to get outside of the church and boldly share the Gospel. Each generation faces unique barriers to following God in a radical way. In every age, we are called to subvert the values of secular culture and confront the idols that are destroying people. There is perhaps no greater idol today than ourselves.