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Radical Together Review

Last year when I read David Platt's "Radical" one thing jumped into my mind at the end of the book... this isn't Radical, this is what a Christian is supposed to look like, that is according to what scripture has to say. However, the American Church has turned what the New Testament calls "Christian" into something that is unheard of, or radical. The book was fantastic and eye opening in many ways. I love his passion for missions and the push for global evangelism. I have listened to his sermons and have found that his love for God's word is deep and passionate.

Platt's second book, "Radical Together," is a lot like the first. While it's very good, it nothing really that different from Radical. I found myself thinking, "nothing new here."

The first chapter, "Tyranny of the Good" is a chapter that every church leader should read. I believe most churches struggle because of this. I'm a firm believer that you have …

More Contradictions

Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?

Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited there?

Do you need a silencer if you are going to shoot a mime?

How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings?

Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM?

You know that little indestructible black box that is used on planes, why can't they make the whole plane out of the same substance?

The Most Humble

A few weeks ago we were finishing up a series called "Will Power." We were talking about the need for embarrassment, how it's good for us to experience embarrassing situations. Most of the time we do everything we can in order to avoid being embarrassed. The main passage of scripture we used was 2 Samuel 6:12-22, in which David (the king) strips down to his linen ephod and starts dancing before the ark of the Lord. Though he was mock by those around him, David's response to his self embarrassment was simple... "I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes." Simple translation, "You ain't seen nothing yet." 

David viewed himself with very humble eyes, he knew that God was far greater than himself. And time after time he told others about it, including God himself. But one thing he never did was say how humble he was. David never said anything like, "Hey everyone, come and look at how humble I am!&q…