Listening to James K.A. Smith this morning. . .
"For the secular man, his doubt is belief"
In other words, for people who don't know Christ, . .they are "haunted" (as Dr. Smith says) with belief. As Christians sometimes struggle with doubt and difficulty over what the bible teaches. . . .our unbelieving friends and family struggle with belief and difficulty over what is happening in the world. Belief haunts them. This is an opportunity for the church. The "Eat, Pray, Love" ambiguous spirituality is a good news/bad news situation for the church. We helped cause the spiritual ambiguity of our times by not being clear and robust in our church life. . . .but we have a huge opportunity to offer them the "Ghost" they're haunted by. . . . and show them that He's good, and pursues them for their joy.
. . .things to chew on. . . .