Alex Smith is CEO of KidCheck, secure children’s check-in solutions. He is a data security and child safety expert, church safety team leader, former police officer, and consultant to the Air Force and FBI on data security and cyber terrorism.
Claremont UMC’s nativity scene shows Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus separated in individual cells surrounded by chain-link fence and barbed wire. But it certainly does not represent the first time the nativity has been imagined in a fresh way.
The modern church, says Brady Boyd, "has chosen some cheap substitutes to the original Great Commission." But there is a way we can correct our mission drift...and the key is the two greatest commandments.