“You do you!” It’s the popular millennial mantra that is heard echoing across our digital and social media platforms. It centres on you and your feelings. We hear it in songs, movies and poetry across the globe. It has been said that the post-truth culture can be summarised as one that thinks with its feelings. Feelings before fairness. Feelings before others. Feelings before sacrifice. Perhaps most damagingly, feelings before truth.
The last time I heard someone say he wasn’t ready for Jesus to come yet, it was my uncle, who had said that because he wanted to see my cousin get married first.
I’ll be honest, the same thought has also occurred to me.
Two years into the global pandemic, it has become clear that the church will not be returning to what it once was—a gathering primarily based in a physical location. “That church” has “left the building”.
“I am thankful I got caught because otherwise I would have just continued what I was doing.”
“Actually, we can be thankful that we have food and a roof over our heads.”
These are snippets of what inmates have shared with me in my short time volunteering with a prison fellowship ministry.
We live in a complex society influenced by many different cultures, trends, traditions, and beliefs. It can sometimes feel overwhelming to try to process what is happening all around the world—and respond to it well. Through these articles on world issues, join these Christians as they explore how the Bible’s timeless wisdom helps us practically navigate our culture and the world around us.
YMI (which stands for Why Am I?), is a platform for Christian young people all over the world to ask questions about life and discover their true purpose. We are a community with different talents but the same desire to make sense of God’s life-changing word in our everyday lives.