“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.
Do you think it’s easier to share Christ to someone in your own family or to a stranger?
I’ve encountered many Christians who find it difficult to talk to their family and relatives about Jesus; some would say that it feels easier to hand out gospel tracts to strangers.
Considering how often I hear Christmas carols, I’ve only just realised that I don’t really pay close attention to its words. It was during a recent chapel service at my university, when we sang “O Holy Night”, that the lyrics struck 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”.
“You have Autism Spectrum Disorder,” the psychologist says to me while leaning over the table to hand me my 12-page diagnosis.
I try to speak, but nothing comes out. There aren’t any words; just a rush of relief that floods through every part of me.
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.