Answers to Good Questions
Q5:Do you remember exactly when the burden to hand down a Christ-centered faith was birthed in you? How did it come about?
Chip: In early 2003, the Lord quickened 2 Tim. 2:2 to me, which I paraphrase as, “Teach these things to faithful people who can teach others.” At the time I was involved with a television ministry and I assumed this is what it had to do with. I soon realized it was bigger than the television ministry; and once they got rid of me, 2 Tim. 2:2 became a mission for ensuring the continuity of a Christ-centered faith. I saw the need, not for another church, but for a school, to “teach these things to faithful people who could teach others.” What “things”? The things concerning the Lord Jesus: “Him we preach, warning all people and teaching all people with all wisdom, that we may present all people perfect in Christ” (Col. 1:28, paraphrased). Thus, a School of Christ, based on a Christ-centered faith, not based on a church-centered or self-centered faith.
Q6: What do you look for in your audience that gives you a hint that the purpose of your labour is accomplished?”
Chip: When I am able to confirm what someone already knows or suspects to be true but has been unable to express it or understand it.
Q7: Looking back the last three decades, is there an improvement in receiving love from the saints or do you receive even less love now?”
Chip: I receive many messages of encouragement and support. I occasionally receive messages that are filled with hate. That has always been the case and probably always will. Anyone who puts their messages out to the public has to be able to handle both.
Q8: Any advise on Christian relationships, drawing on your experience, please?
Chip: It is important to love people where they are, as they are, and try to encourage them to come one step higher. We need less judgment and more grace for one another, but this cannot happen until we have been healed of our hurts so we can grow in grace.