Pop Culture Christianity

There are sheep, and there are goats, and they look remarkably the same. "Discernment" is the ability, learned through time, wisdom, and experience, to differentiate between the two.

There are sheep, and there are goats, and they look remarkably the same. “Discernment” is the ability, learned through time, wisdom, and experience, to differentiate between the two.

In our younger years, prior to children, the Norwegian Artist and I traveled through and lived in South America, where our most fervent hope was that we would be thought to be Canadians, Danes, Australians, or anything other than Americans, for two main reasons:

1) Because of our exported media products — movies and TV shows — people were convinced that all Americans are rich and carry massive amounts of cash on them,

and

2) Nobody liked our president. Everything he did and said, they blamed on us.

“We are not our politicians or our media moguls,” we told those who would listen. “They speak for us as about as much as your politicians, or your guerrilla groups, speak for you.”

Sometimes, that got through, but most of the time they countered with, “But where do you park all of your cars?”

Sigh.

As Christians, we face a similar problem today, and again it stems from media and national icons: non-Christians judge us upon the voices of self-appointed leaders who keep cropping up, like fungus on the backside of a log, “speaking” (and writing, and selling books) purportedly for Christ.

Please follow the link to read the rest at False Leaders, Speaking in Our Name, at my BeliefNet Blog, Commonsense Christianity. As individual Christians, we need to be strong enough in our relationship with Christ that 1) we recognize the wolves and 2) we don’t follow them!

The artwork in my articles is by my Norwegian Artist, Steve Henderson, whose work is available as original paintings and licensed open edition prints. The painting show is Golden Opportunity.

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About This Woman Writes

Carolyn Henderson is the marketing manager of Steve Henderson Fine Art. In addition to her This Woman Writes blog, Carolyn writes a regular art column for FineArtNews, an online newsletter for artists and art collectors.
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One Response to Pop Culture Christianity

  1. Jill says:

    Hopping over to check out the rest of the article!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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