Where Is The Heart In American Christianity?

I wonder, where is heart-moving, life-changing Christianity in America?

I hear the preaching, the teaching, the doctrines, the creeds; but where is the passion to follow and obey Jesus every day?

I see the beautiful buildings, the preachers’ promotional pictures, the ‘Christian celebrities’, the hyped-up and personality promoting meetings and TV shows; but where are the tears, the humility, the brokenness, the sacrifices?

I have attended the religious services, the Sunday meetings, the contemporary concerts, the revivals, the conferences; but where is the ‘consider others better than yourself’ and the service of love to the broken, the poor, and the ‘least of these’?

I hear the fund raising, the promise of wealth, the manipulation, the personal kingdom building, the unabashed self-promotion; but where are those who want no name recognition so that Christ can receive all the glory?

I see those seeking for material blessing, spiritual feel-good experiences, miracles, a thrill, a rescue; but where are those seeking to lay down their pride, their rights, their position, their life, and give their all for Jesus?

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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