The Despised Ones is a new collective of writers and bloggers trying to describe what it means to follow Christ. The group was inspired by the 1 Corinthians 1:28, “He has chosen the despised ones and those who are not to bring to nothing the things that are.”
The group grew out of the discussions of Zach Hoag, Morgan Guyton (who Zach refers to as “Master Splinter”) and T.C. Moore. Guyton likens the proclamation of being despised to a shift in the life of John Wesley.
When John Wesley decided on April 2, 1739 to preach outside of the official Anglican pulpit in the streets and fields of England, he wrote in his journal: “At four in the afternoon I submitted to be more vile, and proclaimed in the highways the glad tidings of salvation.” Wesley was a despised one; there have been many others.
This week kicked off the first ever Despised One’s Syncroblog. Zach suggested we all respond to Philippians 2:6-11. Check out my response and these others:
- Geoff Holsclaw – The Death of Leadership: Christ and Co-Leadership
- Kelly Youngblood - Leadership, Celebrity, and Power in light of Philippians 2:6-11
- T.C. Moore - Twitterformity Versus Cruciformity
- Morgan Guyton - Could you worship a God who makes himself nothing?
- Zach Hoag - Patton Oswalt & Prodigal Sam – A Love Story