Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Are You a Roaring Lamb?

I'm borrowing the name from Bob Briner's book Roaring Lambs. I love the image it creates. A lamb that's willing to take on the world and be vocal about what it believes. Lions aren't exactly quiet when the roar you know.

In the book he talks about the fact that Christians have created a subculture rather than taking the light to the world, to the culture. I don't know about you, but I know lost people and I see even more. I want to somehow spread the Gospel in a way that is relevant. In a way that God can use as a tool to woo others to Him and His immense love and truth.

But I can't do that if I'm being quiet.

As a writer, I don't have a salvation in each book. Usually, my main characters are Christians who are wrestling with their faith. But when God made it clear that a character wasn't saved, I obeyed. My characters experience real life... the good, the bad and the ugly. In that they thrive and sometimes fail at faith. But isn't that real life?

I also want to write books that are well-written. Books that are crafted in a way that is excellent.

What about you? Do you think Christians should try to enter the culture and raise the standard? Or should we create excellent craft within the sub-culture? I don't know that either is more right, but I'd love hear your thoughts!

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