Lady Gaga is an incredible youth pastor! She’s doing a better job than me.
I work at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, so I get to see and hear a lot of bands and celebrities that come through. Lady Gaga came a couple weeks or so ago, and I was so impressed with her! Like I knew Lady Gaga was crazy and I knew she had a big and unique fan base, but I wasn’t really expecting this. She had tents set up outside and while people were waiting in line she had a team go out and talk and like just see how people were doing, it was crazy! Like the team was there to like help people and talk to them and just encourage them. Then on her last song – or maybe it was the second from the last – she brought up a bunch of fans to the stage and hugged each one and spoke life and just encouraged them to be who they want and just encouraged them to go for their dreams, – which is GREAT! like thats awesome in and of itself -and I was incredibly impressed with her. She was like crying and stuff!… But man… I knew what she was really doing… I’m sitting there watching her and it just hit me what she was really doing. Because who is the majority of her fan base? Teenagers! Her huge following is mainly teens. I saw too many 15 year olds in dresses that night. So what was she doing?… She’s discipline this generation. Lady Gaga has created a place where teens can come and feel like someone believes in them. She their hero, and honestly rightfully so. She’s a symbol of hope to the young homosexual community. And because of this.. She’s changing our culture.
A movie I recently watched that also got me thinking about this was, “Perks of Being a Wallflower”. Great movie! You can’t leave that movie without feeling… Well, “infinite” (if you’ve seen the movie then you know what I mean). But again, I saw it here in this movie, it’s a safe place for young homosexuals to go to. The movie just created this.. Empathy for homosexuals. And it’s changing how our culture thinks. It’s changing our culture.
How is it that the gay community has gotten so engraved into our culture that it’s making the Boy Scouts turn and accept gays? Like seriously, go google it. It’s crazy. I mean the homosexual community was laughed at by the church in the 80s because no one thought it could make this kind of impact.. 38 homosexuals got together and wrote a manifesto that basically said they were going to change the schools and the media and do all this stuff, and the church laughed at them.. But guess what. They did it. Homosexuality is like a normal, so much so that if you’re against it you’re looked down upon.
How did they do this?
While the church has been trying to bring revival to this generation, they have been discipline them. And they have changed the way this generation thinks. Our mindsets have completely changed. We have been having pizza parties and trying to get kids to get saved, and the whole time the cultures mindset has been changing.
Its like our entire concept of discipling is to just get our teenagers healthy christians and teach them to bring their friends so we can get them saved and healthy Christians. AND THATS GREAT! Thats wonderful!! And how beautiful it is to see a young person come to know God and commit their lives to Him. But we have like no World view, or maybe I should call it World mindset. it’s like maybe we’re not catching the big picture. What about the earth? What about our schools? What about the media? What about our government? It’s like we think – God will fix all that when he raptures us, let’s just focus on the person. The problem with that is, Jesus told us to preach the gospel of the KINGDOM.
If we are living our lives with the GOAL to just go to heaven, then we are missing the big picture of what Jesus really came to do. He came to restore the family.
Look at the Lord’s Prayer – “…[Gods] will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven…”
Not “Your will be done for salvation and then get me outta here..”
I mean why do Christians have all their stuff? Why is there like a Christian music industry? Like I understand the value of Christian music and entertainment. But if the goal is to fulfill the great commission, then why is the fan base mainly Christian? It compartmentalizes our lives. Which I think is stupid. There’s not a Christian David and a worldly David – I’m just David.
What I’m saying is, the church needs to break out of its bubble and it needs to change it’s mindset. I don’t believe every church in America is failing!! No, I’m not saying that at all! And trust me man, I know a lot of this just sounds negative but be excited, because this is an opportunity!! This is an opportunity for God to do miraculous things in the earth! But our mindset needs to change! We are here to affect a culture! Not just people’s lives.. And please understand me when I say that. And of course there are people out there that our doing this. There are churches doing this.. But from what I see, majority of the body of Christ has this bubble mindset.
Because we have our generation being discipled by people, like Lady Gaga, that know how to change a culture.. And I don’t know.. She may not really understand even what she’s doing.. I don’t know.. But regardless, she’s doing it.
So anyways, I feel like I could keep going but ill stop. This is something that’s been on my mind a lot recently. I know its really just directed towards Christians. So let’s change the world – and I know that’s cliche!!! – but whatever! I don’t care! Let’s do it, let’s change the world by changing the culture. Christians let’s go into the world and change it. Not wait for the world to come to our church to change it.