This part of my series of posts on Catalyst 2013.
I loved listening to hip-hop artist Lecrae at Catalyst. He didn’t perform but rather gave his testimony. Interestingly, his testimony was about far more than his story — it was just as much about some core theological truths that are at the foundation of his life and faith. Especially helpful was hearing him talk about the role of the doctrine of vocation in his thinking (the truth that we can serve God in all areas of life, not just the “religious” sphere), though he didn’t call it that.
Here are a few of my key notes from his message in that vein.
“As Christians, we’ve tended to say of late that we just care about “religious truth.” Then we leave every other area of life to the world, and don’t seek to think about them in a Christian way. We’ve rejected the concept of total truth. We are refusing to think about _all of life_ from a Christian perspective.”
“We limit spirituality to salvation and sanctification. And so we are missing out on the opportunity to glorify God in every area of life.”
“This idea of this split was started with guys like Plato who thought there was a problem with matter. But we know that ‘the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.'”
“How dare I, after being redeemed, sit back and leave this world untouched.”