Maybe We’re Finally Getting It!
Baptist Press reported on a group of Baptists in Texas who previewed Mel Gibson’s upcoming movie The Passion. Here’s what one pastor said:

“I have preached the cross for 33 years. The movie is everything I could ever convey with words and more.”

If it’s true that we live in a visual, image-oriented world, even the most “isolated” among us had better come to grips with the power of those images. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll continue to learn the “secret” of Jesus’ prayer for His disciples – “in the world, but not of the world.” Insulated. Not isolated.

As Leonard Sweet has said: “In the world, not of the world. But not out of it, either.”