Okay I am sure you all are sick of hearing me mention Mark Batterson but I can’t help it, he really blogs great stuff. (Since when did “blogs” become a word?)
Tonight this is what struck me. He just went to a conference and came away with this:
What struck me the most? Honestly, it was an off-handed comment by Charlie Peacock. He made reference to Jon Forman, lead singer of Switchfoot. Jon said his parents didn’t just raise him to “not do anything wrong.” They raised him to live dangerously.
Then we got a short acoustic concert by Vince Scheuer, lead singer of Army of Me. And he made an off-handed comment about the fact that Christian music was “too safe.” I’m not a musician nor the son of a musician, but I agree with his assessment. I feel the same way about Christian books. They are too safe. There isn’t enough risk, enough originality, enough creativity. We need more dangerous authors, dangerous artists.
So my big take away? Ironically, I want to be like Jon Forman’s parents. I want to teach and model this motto for my kids: live dangerously for the cause of Christ.