As you know if you are a long time reader of this blog, that I am a fan of the writings and teaching style of Francis Chan. It has been well published that earlier this year he left his position at the mega church he started because he felt it was becoming too much about him and not enough about the Christ he teaches.
Yesterday a good friend of mine pointed me to a Cnn.com article about Mr. Chan’s departure. I found it very odd that this article mentioned several times that there was no impropriety in his leaving. It was almost like the assumption would be that is someone stepped out of a ‘famous’ position there had to be some sort of badness behind the scenes, and that the motivation for such a move would be more about covering up darkness then exposing the light.
Take a read, and add Mr. Chan to the cloud of witnesses that are pushing you towards good works. I hope you find some encouragement in the way Mr. Chan has kept his focus and that it will help you in your own personal decisions and directions.
17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 (New International Version, ©2010)