Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Servants To The World?

Dr. Greg Boyd is a former atheist who is now an internationally recognized evangelical theologian, apologist [defender of Christianity] and author of 18 books, including Letters from a Skeptic and The Myth of a Christian Nation. In chapter 7 of his soon-to-be released book, The Myth of a Christian Religion, he includes a picture of the controversial poster [below] created by Lars Justinen and an Adventist ministry called "The Good News Tour." In it, Jesus is washing the feet of President Barack Obama and next in line is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [the older edition of the poster had George Bush and Osama Bin Laden].

Aside from the stirring imagery of Jesus serving all the leaders of the world, the "Pop Quiz" edition of the poster [click pic to buy your own] includes these words: "Imagine evangelism without fear. Imagine evangelism without coercion. Imagine evangelism without anxiety. Stop imagining. The Good News Tour."

So I bought a copy and put it on my office door at church. To remind me that real leadership is servant evangelism. And that the world just might be waiting for us Christians to figure that out. Imagine that!!!

Edited and adapted from posts by Greg Boyd and Adventist Today. Click the green links in the line above to read in their entirety.

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