The 68thannual National Religious Broadcasters Convention & Exposition opened Saturday night at the Gaylord Hotel in Nashville with a power-packed session for participants. Frank Wright, President and CEO of the NRB welcomed the audience and shared comments on behalf of the organization. He was followed by Jay Sekulow, Nicole C. Mullen, and Voddie Baucham.
Wright emphasized the NRB’s commitment to resist those who want to change the “marketplace of ideas to the marketplace of politically correct ideas.” He charged the Christian communicators in attendance with a four-fold challenge:
1. Maintain biblical fidelity of one’s message.
2. Maintain focus on the kingdom of God.
3. Maintain dependence upon Him, “who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9), and without whom we can do nothing (John 15:5).
4. Maintain personal witness to a watching world.
Since all Christians are called to be “prepared to make a defense” when asked for a reason for their hope (1Pe 3:15), and all are called to go and make disciples (Mt 28:19), then all are called to communicate their faith stories to a struggling world. As such, all believers would benefit from considering how they fare in each of the four aspects of Wright’s charge.
Biblical fidelity, kingdom focus, God dependence, and personal witness. These are four keys to being what we need most in the world today – an effective communicator of the gospel of Jesus Christ. How committed are you to being one?