“The more I study the New Testament, the more I see ambiguity. To a zealot, this might sound heretical. To everyone else it sounds like honesty. There are certainly some direct standards, but in context they are few and far between.
“What I mean is that there is a strange tension in Christianity that almost demands a ‘wisdom from above’ as opposed to the wisdom of myself concerning interpretation. The tension is this awkward place that, by the power of the Spirit, balances Christian liberty with a ‘do unto others’ mentality.
“Maybe the correct question isn’t ‘How do I interpret this’ but rather, ‘How can I take this information, ambiguous or not, and use it to conform to the image of Christ?'”
– Jesse Winn
Jesse Winn is a 25-year-old Millennial pastor, the Preaching Minister at Shoals Church of Christ. Jesse Winn frequently provides a voice of clarity in often contentious faith discussions and is known to drop a treasure trove of wise insights on Facebook.
We hope more Millennials step up to provide leadership in churches across America – but also that churches are ready to listen, even to the young. If you ever journey near Tuscumbia, Alabama, be sure to drop in!
You can find his blog at Shoals Church of Christ Minister’s Blog