Wow...my first post! This blog has been a long time coming and I've spent months planning it and trying to figure out the direction I want to take it. This blog is for you - my generation, the Millenials. At first I settled on the title MillenialTalk for the name of this blog but after discussing it with a dear friend of mine, he told me that while appropriately named, Millenial is a bit of a dated term. So I thought some more and I decided on the name, Stand Up!.
Why, you ask? In this day and age, we've come to a point where being recognized as a Christian will usually get you that, "Oh, you're one of them" look. Being recognized as a Christian in the secular world is almost taboo, and we let the world shut us down. Our predecessors have made great strides taking the Gospel of Christ far and wide and we wouldn't be where we are without their work. But it's our turn now; we need to take the torch and continue what they've done. We have the means, resources, and God-given gifts to take the Gospel to every corner of the earth. There's no excuse why my generation - our generation can't take the Gospel to every race, language, and culture that dwells on this planet.
Through this blog, I hope to address a lot of the issues our generation faces today and together, I hope we grow. You're getting as much out of this as I am. As much as I want this to be a compelling blog, I want to have fun, too. Saturdays will be the days I really do the hard-hitting stuff...I guess we can call it Serious Saturday. The point is, Saturdays will be the backbone of this blog; I don't have a specific time I'll post, but I will, so check-in (or subscribe :-D) often. Other days I'll do funny or semi-serious topics (look for a post later on today I'm sure you guys will find hilarious).
We have the means and the gifts to expand the Kingdom of God exponentially, but we as a generation of believers have to stand together in order to do this. Are you ready? Will you stand for Christ?