Why Regenerate?

June 7, 2007 — 4 Comments

I have been pleased and blessed to see that the last few posts have been a great encouragement and blessing to all who have read them. For some, you may have noticed some phrases within those posts which led you to believe these posts were not simply articles, but rather a devotional speech. If anyone had that hunch, you hit the nail on the head. Those three posts are three of the points in my five point speech. Post one highlighted sacrifice, post two highlighted passion, and post three highlighted obedience. The next two points will be remembering, and finally taking action. For those who are able to decipher the “code” hidden within these points — well, we’ll think of something to give you.

The main thrust of this presentation is to talk about how we are to live as young believers in Christ. How do we go about each day becoming more like Him in every way? My next point was remembering. What, pray tell, are we to remember? Good question. It all boils down to what I talked about in my latest article in Regenerated Magazine, entitled Why Regenerate. In it, I examined closely our purpose as an organization, and very simply, our reason for existence. I encourage you to take a look at that article, and hopefully it can help you as you work to live more like Christ.

Regenerate Our Culture. It’s a catchy name with a lot of potential. But what does it really mean? How does it affect our lives, and why should any Christian teenager be a part of this “regeneration”? How is it different from other organizations and movements that call teenagers to change the world, to stand up, to fight the world? And is it worth the fight to change the culture that we see so quickly disintegrating?

Tim Sweetman

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Tim Sweetman is a young writer, blogger, and student who lives near our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. He has been much more widely known by his “code-name,” Agent Tim. This name also served as the name of his popular blog, which received over 750,000 visits between 2005 to 2007. In 2005, he quickly rose to become a leading teenage spokesperson and cultural critic within the booming blogosphere, taking on issues such as MySpace, alcohol, homeschooling, pride, racism, tolerance, and other topics relating to our culture today. His blog has come to the attention of people such as Albert Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, Alex and Brett Harris, and La Shawn Barber. Tim’s written work has appeared in Lifeway’s Living With Teenagers (February 2012), Lookout Magazine, FUSION Magazine, The Brink Online, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Virtue Magazine, Regenerate Our Culture Online Magazine, and on many other blogs and websites across the internet like Marry Well and the Lies Young Women Believe Blog. He has also been featured in WORLD Magazine, The Towers Magazine, and Maryland Newsline. He is scheduled to have an article appear in Veritas Magazine this December. Most recently, his work can be found on Focus on the Family’s Boundless Webzine. His personal interests include writing (surprise!) and sports, both watching and playing. He is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan.

4 responses to Why Regenerate?

  1. That’s an excellent RM article, Tim. Our culture needs regeneration more than ever, and many times the gospel (particularly the sinner’s need for repentance through Christ’s regenerating work in the heart) is being completely overlooked with regards to this matter. I’m looking forward to your next couple posts!

  2. Is the fact that your five points are an acronym for the word “sport” the secret code?

  3. HannaH,
    You’re right on. That happens to be the “theme” we have for VBS this year…and I decided to make it a little deeper than simply sport. Hopefully I can share one of the nights and perhaps record it for anyone’s listening pleasure.

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