So there is this writing challenge “out there” that urges bloggers and writers to pick a topic and write on it every day for the 31 days of October.    I thought that sounded like not only a challenge but also something that is worthwhile and engaging, so I decided to do it.

Now what to write about……

As many if not all of you know, I’m passionate about adoption, vulnerable children and the poor.   But I’m not going to write about that – because I’m working on a series of books that will share a lot of my thoughts and ideas about adoption, vulnerable children and how we can all play a role in caring for them.

So instead, I picked another topic I’m passionate about.   Church.

Confession time – I am the son of a preacher.   My brother is a preacher, my wife’s uncle and at least two cousins of hers are preachers.   

I’ve grown up in the church.   I have seen the church make a huge difference in people’s lives.    I’ve seen the church cause a huge amount of pain in people’s lives.   I’ve seen the church bring people into a relationship with Christ and I’ve seen the church drive people away.

I’m looking forward to taking a look at the church, the good, the bad, the somewhere in between.    This is not going to be a “stuff Christians like” type of blog series (sorry, Jon Acuff) but instead a more serious look at the church.    While I believe that the need for Jesus is growing and more people are seeing that need, I believe that the church is loosing its place in society and its relevance in people’s lives.

Join me, pray that God  helps us all see the church be and become what He wants.

Tom

P.S. If you have ideas or suggestions on things you’d like me to discuss, e-mail me or leave it in a comment below.