Finding God at the Mall of America?

My pastor was be featured last Saturday on National Public Radio’s ‘Weekend America.’ NPR’s Heather MacElhatton attended one of our Saturday gatherings and interviewed John as they walked through the Mall of America looking for God (or John’s perspective on God’s perspective on things at least).

I think it’s pretty fair and balanced piece, except for the “bluer is for younger, hipper Christians” line. I’m so tired of that box being put on us… Sure we have many young people and many are hip (depends on what your definition of hip is), but that’s not what we are, or why we’re here, it’s just what we happened to look like at the moment. Oh well. Can’t win ’em all 😉 Then again, am I young and hip because I go to bluer? Hmmm….

Through My God’s Eyes

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One Response to “Finding God at the Mall of America?”

  • patsy Says:

    It’s interesting that you picked up on that Nick – I think it shows your heart for *all* people. People don’t usually go around thinking, “I’m hip and a Christian, and young enough, so I think I’ll go to bluer.” Actually, I think that’s exactly the sort of thing we’re being led away from (thank you, Lord!). What bluer has is a desperate heart to seek and find God and not play games of religion anymore. I guess younger, non-mainstream? artistic? (hip, if you will) people are more willing to give up the charade these days. Hopefully, more of my generation will wake up. I’ll be 21 years old in the Lord this month. I’m definitely not “younger” anymore. And as for the hip part… well, I’ve got ’em, but that’s about it. I wish I could cut the sleeves off one of my old shirts and wear them as leg warmers like Laurel does. I could just never get away with it. But I still go to bluer…

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