Voice of the Day: Mike Slaughter

microphoneI’m listening to recorded sermons and lectures from the Festival of Homiletics. Here’s one of the best things I’ve heard so far:

“For any organization to have an impact it needs a radical product and the church’s radical product is revolutionary people, real followers of Jesus Christ.” — Mike Slaughter

This brought several questions to mind. Is Abilene First UMC producing revolutionary people, real followers of Jesus Christ? Am I a revolutionary person, a real follower of Jesus Christ? These are questions worth asking and worth struggling with. I encourage you to ask and struggle with them. For me, an easy yes to either one would just show that I’ve forgotten how different God’s coming new creation will be from our present fallen world. But the point of asking the question is not so much to answer yes, but to allow it to drive us forward.