By Foster Shannon
I have been in the business of communication for a long time and am delighted to begin this blog.
As a pastor, I have often been challenged by younger members of my congregations with
questions about how to relate to the Bible and God’s words in today’s world. As a writer/
publisher, I focus on Christian evidence as a counter-point to the non-believers points of
view. As a husband, father, grandfather, I try to live and adapt our daily lives to what is
faithful to God’s desire (and it is not always an easy journey). Finally,I find more people today
rejecting Christianity because they believe it not applicable to their lives and thus, irrelevant.
I suspect some Christians are “straying” since the answers to daily dilemmas and major life
issues are not evident or easily attainable. Perhaps, considering God’s point of view has
become less important for many.
So why am I starting Let’s Go Fishing blog?
I would like to explore the questions that Christians and others might be asking themselves
and address concerns that have been raised regarding contemporary Christian living.
Current events, philosophy, ethics, morals and how Christians can adapt their contemporary
lives with the Word of God will be the focus. I encourage your comments and questions.
There is always something new to learn and new questions to be raised.
John Robert Stott, an English Christian Leader and Anglican Cleric, was a noted leader of the
worldwide Evangelical movement. In 2005, Time Magazine ranked Stott among the 100 most
influential people in the world. In Stott’s book, the Contemporary Christian, he challenges
all of us to move with the times while standing firmly on the truth of God’s Word. “To be a
contemporary Christian , is to ensure that our present is enriched both by our knowledge of
the past and by our expectation of the future”.
Let’s go fishing….Stay tuned in two weeks time for next blog on the basic question: Why be a
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After receiving his degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science,
Foster Shannon went on to obtain a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and a
Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary with emphasis on church growth.
He is currently Interim Pastor of True Light Presbyterian Church in Alhambra, CA. Foster
started his book ministry over 30 years ago. He publishes and distributes Christian Books
online on The Green Leaf Press, Inc. website: www.gogreenleaf.com. He roots for the CAL
Bears and LA Lakers and swims and bicycles weekly.