What is the Green Room?

In a theatre or studio, the “Green Room” is a space just offstage where performers prepare for their performance before stepping on stage.

Jesus made clear that Christians are not to be of the world, meaning that there is something fundamentally different going on in the Christian’s heart. But Jesus also specifically sent Christians into the world, which means that the Christian life cannot be lived in isolation.

“They [Jesus’ followers] are not of the world, just as I am not of the world…As you [God the Father] sent me [Jesus] into the world, so I have sent them into the world.” (John 17:16–18)

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Too many Christians live with a fortress mentality, hiding from all the icky stuff they are sure is hiding in the world outside the walls of their homes and churches. But Jesus’ words will not allow us to hide from the world. If we are going to  take the call to follow Jesus seriously, then we will be following him into the world.

This blog is a Green Room to prepare you for what you encounter on a daily basis as you step out into the world with Jesus. These posts are written by the students of Eternity Bible College, who are being trained to understand God and his Word and to use that knowledge to interact with the world graciously, compassionately, and insightfully.

Previous Student Bloggers. As you can see, our students are very happy to be sharing with you.

Previous Student Bloggers. As you can see, our students are very happy to be sharing with you.

No doubt, the posts you’ll find on this page will vary greatly in content. They will likely cover everything from what it’s like to live far from home, why it’s amazing and difficult to have the Bible as a textbook, challenging lessons they’ve learned in the classroom and in the real world, personal struggles, and who knows what else. Though we stand behind our students, Eternity Bible College does not necessarily agree with all of the views and experiences presented here. We have chosen not to edit all of the material our students post because we want them to be free to share their thoughts and experiences. For the views and values of Eternity Bible College, click here or here. And if you’re ever interested in seeing what the faculty of Eternity Bible College is thinking through, feel free to stop by our faculty blog: Theology for Real Life.

May you find the content of this blog thought provoking, encouraging, and challenging to your status quo.

Mark Beuving

Mark has worked in youth, college, and worship ministry since 1999, and now serves at Eternity Bible College as the Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies. He is passionate about building up the body of Christ, training future leaders for the Church, and writing. Though he is interested in many areas of theology and philosophy, Mark is most fascinated with practical theology and exploring the many ways in which the Bible can speak to and transform our world. He is also the co-author with Francis Chan of "Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples." Mark lives in Simi Valley with his wife and two daughters.

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