My "Christian"-ness was simply an extension of choices my parents had made but I had no clue what it really meant to be a Christian. It was a label I had applied to myself by default. As a result, I knew almost nothing about my Savior or His Word.
In 2008 shock and sadness accompanied the death of 3-year old Caylee Anthony, as indeed it should for the senseless death of any child. For some individuals that sense of sadness and the desire for justice appears to have turned into bitterness, anger, and the pursuit of vengeance. The trial of Caylee's mother, Casey Anthony, has captured the attention of many Americans and left some believers confused and conflicted.
The word comes from the name Laodicea which is one of the seven churches mentioned in the book of Revelation. The Laodicean believers were known for their lukewarm behavior
Although many might disagree, there is a lack of interest among most Christians to understand what they claim to believe. This truth was pointedly condensed into 140 characters or less via Twitter: To most Christians, the Bible is like a software license. Nobody actually reads it. They just scroll to the bottom and click “I agree”.
ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition series was a reality television series providing home renovations for less fortunate families, hosted by Ty Pennington. On the series, people who are unable to help themselves are given help by others to demolish their existing home and replace it with one that is far superior to the original in every respect: size, features, amenities, and furnishings.
The show was highly popular because of its themes regarding redemption, mercy, and community. There is a similar story told in Scripture. You might call it Extreme Makeover: Fallen Creation Edition. This story also tells about redemption, mercy, and community. G-d’s redemption and mercy upon His community of believers.