I am convinced that the church Jesus died for should be LOUD in its good works and STRONG in its INFLUENCE in our culture.
There is an incredible history of the men of God standing up to influence the thoughts and opinions of the world toward God’s magnificent plan of making ALL THINGS NEW, ultimately through Jesus Christ. You see this in the lives of Daniel, Nehemiah, Athenagoras, Billy Graham, Mother Teresa… just to name a few.
I have been so pleased to see some great leaders in our nation speak into the culture with confidence and conviction. They have insight and humor. Rick Warren, Ed Young, and Mark Driscoll are three unique, different leaders of great churches. I have had the great opportunity to meet and speak with all three. I’ll be the first to tell you that THESE GUYS are the REAL DEAL. In person they are genuine and engaging. It’s a personal thrill to see them using their INFLUENCE to spread the name of Jesus & help people fall in love with God’s design for NEW LIFE!
Rick Warren at Inauguration:
Ed Young on Colbert Report:
Mark Driscoll on Nightline:
ALSO, thanks to the incredible volunteer heart of Keystone Church, we were able to have INCREDIBLE INFLUENCE in our city! If you missed it, check it out here.