Lisa Bevere told about families in USA and new trends in spreading the Gospel
An international speaker, author of many bestsellers and TV show hostess, Lisa Bevere, gave an exclusive interview to Christian Telegraph.
As it was reported earlier, the largest Christian Internet Media Group serving Russian-language communities around the world and news agency Christian Telegraph have named Lisa Bevere among Top 10 Most Influential Christian Leaders of 2010.
The text of the interview is below:
What is the special challenge for women in the 21st century?
Women are amazing! Yet sadly so many of our sisters will never have a voice. Experts estimate that 50 million women are currently missing from our earth due to gendercide and selective abortions of females. So, those of us alive with voice and influence must weigh our words and actions more heavily. I believe our greatest challenge will be how to navigate all the opportunities that now vie for women’s attention in a way that honors our moment in history.
What is happening in family life in USA?
I am always surprised that what speaks to people the most are the windows our messages lend into our family life and marriage. We are far from perfect, but we eat and laugh around the table and love each other. It is heartbreaking to receive letters from young girls who say they wish I was their mother when they should be thinking of starting families of their own. Sadly this breakdown in American family is more often than not due to divorce. The family unit is only as strong as the parents’ love and commitment to one another. Many of the people who are now parenting are likewise the children of divorce who have never had healthy family modeled for them. These couples desperately want to build vibrant families, but they often lack the basic skills and tools to construct strong marriages and obedient, respectful, compassionate children. Thankfully, many churches recognize the need and are intentionally training their members in family and life skills.
Some people predict that within 10 years the ink-on-paper publishing will not be a trend anymore. What are your thought about this as a writer?
I do agree that the publishing world as we know is positioned to undergo some drastic changes. The truth is this trend will not change the "what" or "why" I write as much as it will change the mechanics of the "how" and "when." There will yet be messages and stories to scribe, but they will be captured electronically. We know this has both good and challenging ramifications. Not everyone has access to the technological advances that loom so large. There is also the increasing instability to the access of power or energy sources. For multiplied thousands who are yet off the technology grid, books and the printed page will continue to be a treasure.
From your perspective, what are some notable trends that will have an impact on ways of spreading the Gospel?
I have no doubt that women will be adding their voice and stretching out their hands to glorify God in increasing measures. I also believe the youth are desperate to see social injustices corrected. They will use all avenues of social media to see this happen. The Internet and cell phones have shrunk our world and created connections previously unimagined.
As our earth travails with earthquakes both geographical and financial and is assaulted by the injustices of greed, human trafficking, hatred, and war, the need for the Church will be increasingly evident. The Body of Christ will have enormous opportunity to "be the light" in a world of ever-increasing darkness. She also will have a chance to "do good" rather than try to pretend she "is good." There is none good but God. It is high time our lives reflected His love, our faith, and reason for hope.