Dr. Jon Kulaga – “Scent Ones”
“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.” - 2 Corinthians 2:14
Christians have an aroma. A smell. We stink. Scripture tells us we carry on our person the aroma of Christ. And depending on the person with whom we interact, we either smell like “life” or “death.” We are called and challenged to carry this aroma into the entire world, to be salt and light, to engage society and every culture-shaping venue of the world. The call is clear. The mandate is unmistakable. But what is the “plan?”
Bob Briner, author of the best-selling book Roaring Lambs, was a giant in the sports and media industry – and a committed follower of Christ. Writing about the call to engage the culture, Bob states,
It is clear that the Scripture commands us to be salt and light in the world. It is clear that this demands penetration – not selective penetration but penetration of every area of society. It is clear the command is to every Christian – not to some elite, professional class of Christians. It is clear that the call to be salt calls for both competence and commitment – we must be at our best in order to win the kind of hearing Christ deserves. It is clear that there is a price to be paid for being salt.
We have been SENT – to be a SCENT – so the world may not only “see” Christ, but it can “smell” Him, too.
- Dr. Jon Kulaga, Provost