Defining a generation is quite possibly the hardest thing to do, but I’m going to do it twice. No apologies.
Today, Creatives. In a few days, Legalists.
Creatives are highly communicative, they take risks, they push boundaries, their goal is to solve problems, they are activists, they use art as their catalyst. THEY BRING VERY LITTLE THAT IS NEW.
Let me pose this:
Hippies are highly communicative, they take risks, they push boundaries, their goal is to solve problems, they are activists, they use art as their catalyst.
NO WAY! CREATIVES ARE NOTHING LIKE HIPPIES!
Seriously. The only difference is the lack of hallucinogenic drugs, sometimes.
I’m not saying that what they are doing is wrong, I actually like and agree with a lot of it. I think most of their tactics are incorrect but I still associate more with the Creative Generation than I do the Legalists.
I want to talk about Creative Christianity. The Culture of Grace.
Creatives Christians have tattoos, they drink beer and other stuff, they swear, they basically take a liberal view of the gray areas in the Bible. They also take a liberal view of some pretty black and white areas too. They hang their Christian hat on Grace but isn’t that wrong?
Creatives look at the legalists and tell them not to put God in a box. But isn’t that what they are doing too?
When adulterous woman was brought before Jesus, He said, “You who is without sin cast the first stone.” Creatives love this verse but they leave out the next part when Jesus looks at the adulterous women and says, “Now go and sin NO MORE.”
Creatives don’t like the second part because they like the areas where their gray crosses into the black excused. They like to say, “DON’T JUDGE ME!”
The problem is that the Creatives are guilty of Idolatry.
My good friend, Landon Schott says, “Real Idolatry is making Jesus whoever you want Him to be, whoever is convenient to you.”
Don’t worry, I’ll get to the Legalists in a few days too.
Isn’t that what Creatives do? Don’t they hang on to Grace to justify their sins? Don’t they (not all of them) accept homosexuality and leave out entire sections of scripture that say it is wrong?
BUT THEY WERE BORN THAT WAY!!
Jesus said, “No one may see the Kingdom unless they are BORN AGAIN.”
Creatives have taken a staunch stand against Legalists. Legalists have taken a staunch stand against Creatives.
The ground between them has eroded.
What’s worse, nobody wants to build a bridge.