Guest Blog Post by: Jeremy Jernigan
I recently finished David Platt’s book, Radical. I went into reading it with much fanfare and hype. To make it more fun, and to ensure a healthy conversation flowed from the book, I invited my small group to read it with me and discuss it for five weeks.
Let me begin with a disclaimer: I am the Worship Arts Pastor at a megachurch in America. I’m not a missionary and I haven’t sold everything I own to give to the poor. My perspective comes from this point of view.
It was 5 am. I opened my eyes and looked up from my resting position, which just so happened to be the floor under the LIA merch table at St. Timothy’s Catholic Community. I sat up to see fifty youth hustle into the conference room. This group of groggy teens had gotten less sleep than I had. While I wimped out and chose to sleep on the floor inside, these fifty junior high and high school students chose to sleep outside on the cold pavement of the church’s parking lot. After taking their seats and warming up a bit, Saint Timothy’s youth pastor Kate Hursh took the stage and simply asked, “What did you learn?”