John Fischer’s Purpose Driven Life article this morning is wonderful!
I was in the Denver airport trying to manage my Seattle’s Best latte
and what must have been Seattle’s worst bran muffin while multi-tasking
on my cell phone and the Internet when a news clip over the airport TV
system caught my attention. (I know this is a Starbucks campaign, but
there wasn’t any Starbucks in the building. Had there been, believe me,
I would have found it.)
The news clip was a story about how some people thinking they are
accessing Christian radio stations via satellite are getting Howard
Stern’s satellite feed instead. I had to laugh out loud. At the risk of
displeasing some in our audience, I’m going to say they deserve it.
What I mean is: They deserve to face the irony of the situation. I
really wouldn’t wish Howard Stern on anyone, especially a fellow
Christian, but I do have to chuckle over anyone tuning into Howard
Stern when they think they are tuning out the world. Here you have
someone trying to keep the world at bay, and the worst of it leaks in.
Maybe that’s not such a bad thing, if only to be a reminder of what
we’re really here for.
I recommend you go read the rest. It’s such a timely reminder that Christians are called to be in the world but not of it.