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MITCH ALBOM: TESTIMONY
Mitch Albom is the author of the bestselling book titled, "Tuesdays with Morrie." He wrote another book recently called "Have a Little Faith." In describing his motivation for writing it, he will tell you that up until a few years ago he would have been among the many that say "My faith is a private matter. Mind your own business." But that all changed. He shares about the changes that have taken place within him since 9/11 as he saw all the things he trusted (government, work, the stock market) fail him. Afterwards he began to discover how thin his faith was and how much he depended on a sense of security from less-than-stable sources.
It was during this time that he met a new friend; an inner city pastor in his native Detroit, Michigan. Albom does not mention his name but he says this Christian pastor who serves his flock selflessly and fearlessly in a dangerous environment has caused him to stop and look at the item (s) which he trusts for peace, security, and eternity. This pastor, himself a former drug addict and criminal, tells Mitch about how he met Jesus and it changed his life. It has turned Mitch back to God and his faith is no longer private; his peace of mind comes from a new source. He found he could not trust in any of his former sources and discovered trusting in God to be real!
(Taken from a television interview with Joe Scarborough's "Morning Joe" on MSNBC, Nov. 5, 2009)
Confused? Our postmodern culture is a world of divergent unities. Notice these “converging opposites.”
· Churches are getting smaller and larger—house churches and mega-churches.
· TVs are getting smaller and larger—small screen and big screen.
· The world’s throwing away more than ever and recycling more than ever before.
· The less you get paid, the harder you have to work.
· The more we become one global culture with global markets and global lifestyles, the more important local differences and regional variations will become.
· Because postmodern economies globalize and localize at the same time, mid-size companies are at risk. The companies of the 21st century are the global, consolidated corporations or small, independent companies.
· New houses are bigger, while family household is getting smaller.
· In a digital age, one of the best investments you can make is in books.
· Among the Baby Boomers, the top two bestselling hair products are natural hair products and hair coloring. (Vital Ministries, 3-4/99)