Written by cycleguy on September 1st, 2014

Radical can mean different things to different people.

Growing up during the 60s I heard a lot about radicals. Patty Hearst. Jerry Rubin. Abby Hoffman. Tom Hayden. Charles Manson (evil). Frankly, not a good group to be aligned with.

But what if “Radical” could mean a good thing?

What if being a radical meant making a difference in someone’s life?

What if being radical means being changed?

It can. It does. Jesus does that for those who come to Him.

Since this is a holiday I have taken it fairly easy. I went to the office to study and work on a sermon. I was to ride with someone at 9:00 but he was unable to, so I rode 24 miles by myself. Then I spent the rest of the day enjoying being with Jo. We ate lunch, looked at houses (again)*, went to the hospital to visit someone and then came home to relax the rest of the evening. To be honest, I don’t feel like being real deep at this point tonight. So while I was surfing YouTube I found this new song by Disciple. I know it is not many hardly any of your cup of tea.

But the lyrics!  WOW!

There is no question where Disciple stands. And this could should be the anthem of everyone of us who are Christ-followers. If you don’t like the music, mute it and read the lyrics as they appear.

I am betting you will understand their import.

* Yep, we have been approached again about selling our house. The last time the repo was sold to someone else. That leaves two houses left-mine and the other one. So…we should find out the realtor said by this Friday about the outcome.


15 Comments so far ↓

  1. Radical should definitely be redeemed, to use a churchy word. And good look on the house.

  2. Kari Scare says:

    Just read yesterday about having a radical concern for others as we seek to be more like Jesus who put others first. This approach can drive our productivity and increase our effectiveness in amazing ways!

  3. Betty Draper says:

    Love the word “radical” when it comes before, “about Jesus”.

  4. Ceil says:

    Hi Bill! Thank you for suggesting turning off the sound. I did enjoy the lyrics, and to me, being a person of faith in these days is living the radical life. Especially if you are truly living it. I think actions speak volumes…more than words really.

    Sorry you had to head to the hospital on your day off, but I’m sure you gave a lot of comfort.
    Good luck with your housing situation 🙂

    • cycleguy says:

      I know some of the teens were surprised the other day when they found out I liked Disciple. Him? I also know others don’t, especially those who read this. thanks for turning the sound down and reading the lyrics Ceil. That speaks volumes about you. As for the hospital; I have always said ministry comes before programs. Sometimes it trumps days off as well. Thanks.

  5. floyd says:

    Man… talk about a head banger! But good call, great lyrics.

    I think the truth that Christ shares in His words are indeed radical even today. The world gets offended when they learn that even what they think can be sinful… they don’t like that type of “radical” thinking.

    Praying for your home situation, Bill.

    • cycleguy says:

      I figured you might like that song and the music Floyd. 🙂 Totally agree with your thoughts about Christ’s words. Let’s be radical with Him!

  6. Daniel says:

    Sounds like the message in Radical by David Platt that I read some time ago. Sort of amusing that treating others with kindness, respect, and honor is now viewed as being radical.

  7. I agree with you on the lyrics, but theusic was a bitch for me. 🙂

  8. Bill, You like some harder Christian rock music. 🙂 What fun. My husband would know them as well.

    Thanks for your comment on my post “The Thing to Know on a Day (or month) of Firsts.” So, what did you find our Friday about this newest house situation? How are you and Jo feeling about that?

    Jennifer Dougan