In marketing circles, “buzz” is the sum of all comments about a certain product that are exchanged among people at any given time. Newsweek magazine defined buzz as “infectious chatter; genuine, street-level excitement about a hot new person, place or thing.”
This last week David and I visited a church in South Holland, Illinois where our hosts could not stop talking about the exciting things God was doing. They were part of what is called a “turnaround” church, an older body that had carefully focused its vision to concentrate on the “spiritually disconnected” and then had changed its approaches to make that vision possible.
Now, the church is experiencing dynamic conversion growth, seeing lives changed in powerful and dramatic ways, and everyone is scrambling to create new ministries to meet the needs of all these “spiritually disconnected” folk who are finding God.
Scripture says, “I will tell everybody about the wonderful things you do.” Psalms 73:28b.
I came away from this exciting place with a couple questions for myself. I share them with you.
- How much “infectious chatter” about God is part of my daily conversations?
- Why am I not telling all the spiritually disconnected folk I know about the wonderful things God is doing?
These questions are relevant for all Christian men and Christian women today. I encourage you to take some time to quietly contemplate these questions.
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