Here’s a rough mock-up of what I’m thinking about as the logo for our upcoming evangelistic series (March 28-April 11).

I got to thinking about the TV show, LOST … why does it resonate? Do people today feel “lost,” as in disconnected, not knowing where they are, searching for a way out, searching for meaning, for answers, for hope?

The solution to that kind of being “lost” is to be “found.” And you know, that’s how Jesus used the term. He spoke of lost coins and lost sheep that needed to be found–not of lost people going to hell who needed to be “saved.” And the good news is that he’s not waiting for them to find their way back–he’s out searching for them.

It’s like Augustine’s use of the story of the woman at the well. The woman goes to the well looking for water … and finds there someone who is also thirsting … not for water … but for her.

So this series should tap into the thirst for spirituality, for meaning … and present Christ as the one who is constantly searching for us.


4 thoughts on “Evangelism

  1. I wonder if the real appeal of LOST the TV show is the fact that they are never found. We keep tuning in because the mystery just keeps deepening. Once we have the answers it’s over. Don’t you get the sense as you watch it that we will _never_ know that answers. This is what makes us love it so much.

    But we Christians still want to claim that we can give “answers” to the deep mysteries of the universe. I wonder if our evangelistic appeals would be more appeal if we offered clues, hints, some answers but also showed how those answers only lead us to more questions that we don’t have the answers to.

    More like “Welcome to the mystery,” rather than, “Come and hear the answers.”

    Just a thought.

    • Well, some get found, but then the ALL have to go back to save the others 🙂

      But I do like that emphasis on the deepening mystery.

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