I watched a videocast of a great sermon this week: Phil Vaughan's Extending Grace installment for the Gracenomics series at the Southeast Christian Church.
The most powerful part of the sermon comes when Phil asks us to type into Google the phrase "Why are Christians so..." Due to Google's autocomplete function the most popular querys starting with this tag immediately pop up.
And guess what? The results are depressing. Here is one screen capture:
Feel free to try it yourself.
Phil then goes on to compare these results with the Google autocomplete for "Why are Buddhists so..." The top autocomplete for this tag is: "Why are so Buddhists so happy." Quite a contrast between Buddhists and Christians.
The provocative question the sermon leaves us with is this: What would it take for Christians to get the Google autocomplete to become the following:
Why are Christians so loving?