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The past two days (Monday & Tuesday) I’ve written posts on Gabe Lyons’ book, “The Next Christians.” I think the most important characteristic that the next Christians possess is that they aren’t offended by the corruption they see in the world, but instead they’re provoked by it and that causes them to creatively and lovingly engage people. It would be difficult to read the gospels and argue that Jesus’ didn’t see it the same way. Sinners loved Jesus. He was frequently in situations with people who had stigmas attached to their lives. He was completely misunderstood by most religious people because his way of interacting with sin, darkness, and brokenness was foreign to them. Jesus was accused of being a “friend of sinners” and a “glutton and a drunk.”

A great example of a person who fits this mold is Craig Gross, founder of xxxchurch.com. He is provoked by the corruption of the adult entertainment industry to do something about it. The video below portrays two different responses from Christians to the sin and darkness within a corrupt industry. Which one is more Christ-like?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E7PKnC6QHk&feature=fvst

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