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are you an apatheist

“God must love the common people, he made so many of them.” –¬†Abraham Lincoln

Common is an interesting word. There are times it is good to have “things in common.” A common purpose or goal. Christ-followers share a common bond.

Sometimes it’s not so good to be common — especially if being common means settling for ordinary when extraordinary is possible.

In many respects, it’s not a far slide from being common to feeling average to becoming apathetic.

Jonathan Rauch, in an article for the¬†Atlantic Monthly, coined a term to describe his own spiritual condition: apatheist. It wasn’t that he did or didn’t believe in God; he just didn’t care.

We may have a growing number of apatheists in our culture. But a genuine reading of the gospel will not allow for indifference.