In the movie “The Sound of Music,” Julie Andrews sings “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.” Good practical advice. With this post we are announcing a new beginning. This is the beginning of a new blog and, hopefully, for many of us, a new way of life called “Macrochristian.”
Time for definitions. Macrochristian – what is it? First, what isn’t a Macrochristian? A Macrochristian is not a sweating, morbidly obese fundamentalist Christian greasily gluttonizing his or her way to a slow but early death while singing generic, mass produced worship songs and filling in the blanks in pre-printed Bible study guides. Nor is a Macrochristian a small-minded Microchristian peering out at a dangerous world from behind an impenetrable protective force field of exclusionary beliefs.
A Macrochristian is an obedient follower of Jesus who believes that all things will be reconciled to God by the blood of Christ (Colossians 1:20). A Macrochristian believes that all things will be renewed (Matthew 19:28). He or she looks forward to the Acts 3:21 “restoring of all things.” These are people who deeply anticipate and long for the earth to be set free from death and decay (Romans 8:21).
The Macrochristian is filled with hope. We are energized by the task of working to save all things. We believe that we can, should and will make a difference in issues of justice, human trafficking, economics, poverty, violence, the environment and evangelism. We believe that as followers of Jesus we can, must and will make the world a much better place on which to enjoy life now while waiting for his return to set up his physical kingdom on earth once again.
The Macrochristian is a big-picture thinker who understands his or her role in making the world a better place. We view ourselves as God’s junior partners, obediently assisting him as he accomplishes what he has chosen to do. We Macrochristians have strongly held beliefs but know that until Jesus comes back and heals our sin obstructed minds that some of our beliefs are only partially understood at best or could simply be flat out wrong. We sincerely aim to be faithful to the teachings of the Bible but understand that culture, history, peer pressure and incomplete knowledge make understanding the Bible with full accuracy difficult to attain.
The purpose of this blog is to encourage all followers of Jesus to actively pursue making this beautiful planet even better, safer, healthier and more productive. We want to help transform as many people as possible into becoming forgiven, obedient followers of Jesus who will join us in the effort to make this world what God intends it to be.
If you are a big-picture thinker, are enthusiastic about making the world a better place, and understand that as followers of Jesus we are the chosen instrument to make all this happen, you are already a Macrochristian. Come, let us join our efforts together and let’s do our part in making the world a better place. Together let’s build bases of sustainable good. Imagine our world when there are a billion people thinking this way. I can’t wait. It will be beautiful.
Welcome to Macrochristian. Make comments on this blog. Send suggestions, correct our mistakes, share with all of us what the Lord has shown you in this area. Invite your friends to participate. Let’s make the world a better place while we wait for Jesus to come back.