Today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day and while we commemorate and honor the sacrifices of those who stormed the beaches of Normandy I think it is appropriate to remind everyone who is involved in Church Communications that you are daily involved in storming the strongholds of Satan to win people to Jesus.
First here is the podcast and below it the text it is based on:
To do that I want to share 3 things:
- A quote from C.S. Lewis and how it applies to us as church communicators
- A challenge for church communicators about the reality of spiritual warfare
- Finally, a memory of D-Day from my adopted grandfather as they were boarding the boats to take them from England to Normandy.
"A Secret Wireless" C.S. Lewis quote
Though he was talking about the church in general, whenever I read this quote I think about the work we do as church communicators—whatever part you do: preacher, church secretary, designer, anyone sharing the messages of the gospel:
Enemy-occupied territory—that is what this world is. Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in a great campaign of sabotage. When you go to church you are really listening to the secret wireless from our friends: that is why the enemy is so anxious to prevent us from going.
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (1952; Harper Collins: 2001) 45-46
For how this fits into the idea of D-Day, let me continue with a challenge/devotion I wrote for Church Communicators: [Read more...]