GOSPEL TRIGGER WARNING

4 Daily Devotional Thursday

“I now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, so that you might not suffer loss in anything through us” (2 Corinthians 7:9).

There is a disturbing distortion taking place within the American culture. It is the growing over-reaction to label subjects, opinions, and ideas that are unfamiliar, or challenge long held beliefs, as threatening, upsetting, and unsafe. Some universities are now requiring verbal and written “trigger warnings” when such subject matters will be addressed, and providing “safe” spaces for students dealing with the “trauma” of new ideas. I suppose this is my written “trigger warning” to all who would hear the gospel; it will make you uncomfortable, challenge you, and it will be a very real threat to your chase of the “American Dream.”

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