This post is in response to the Relevant Magazine article about the movie Brokeback Mountain. You’ll find a link to the story as well as comments people made here.
Special thanks to those of you who replied to the article below. After much deliberation I’ve found the words.
My major concern with the article is that it carries the usual Relevant theme and progressive tone. There’s this trend to be “cutting edge”, to slice and dice the truth of Christ in order to massage, prod and package the Gospel. It’s all done in an effort to appeal to as many people as possible. I’ve been involved with ministry for the last five years and at times have been guilty of the crusade towards progressivism.
My fear is that as Christians try harder and harder to fit in, to find God in an unGodly world, we’ll lose the purity of His truth. We’ll bend and buckle under the weight of progressivism and lose sight of the simple, black and white, beckoning call to be obedient to God.
Verse after verse God calls us to live in this world, but not of this world. Did God create Brokeback Mountain? I don’t think He ordained it, much like I don’t believe He ordained messages we see everyday that tell us we should be disobedient to God. Will He use it? Absolutely and this conversation is evidence of the extent of His power.
My point…don’t get caught up in the latest trend, fad, book, movie, ministry approach, bible study or worship “experience”. Hold tight to the simple, consistent, truth of Christ. His truth is the same yesterday as it is today, as it will be tomorrow and forever.
See, I think we’ve just been re-gifting His truth over and over again. Hoping if we constantly change the wrapping paper, someone might open the box. The most powerful and precious gift isn’t the wrapping, the presentation or our “progressive approach”, it’s what’s inside the box.
While I’m still formulating a well thought out, biblically sound response, I wanted to post an article to this link and get feedback.
What do you think?
More later after your thoughts…