Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Okla. Pastor Rejects Lukewarm Christianity, Embraces 'Weird'

To live as a Christian in its truest sense would be to slap on the uncoveted "weird" label. But Craig Groeschel wears that label proudly.

He's the pastor of one of America's fastest growing churches – LifeChurch.tv draws more than 30,000 people every week. But he knows too many Christians, including LifeChurch attendees, who fear joining the "weird" club.

They'd rather be "normal."

Normal is keeping busy; going into debt; having sex (premarital and extramarital); going through the motions on Sundays. Normal is basically not living any different from the world.

To Groeschel, that's lukewarm Christianity and that's an oxymoron.

"If there is one oxymoron above all others, I'd argue it is lukewarm Christian. What is a lukewarm Christian? It could be described as someone who believes in Christ but is no different from people who don't," he explains in his newly released book, Weird.

The Oklahoma pastor isn't pointing fingers. He's lived the lukewarm Christian life for years.

To read more, click here.

Related interview: Leadership Book Interview: Craig Groeschel on WEIRD

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