In Matthew 5, Jesus told a group of disciples that they are salt and light. "You are the salt of the earth," he said; "you are the light of the world." Jesus added commentary to both of these statements. (You can read Matthew 5:13-15 for yourself.) Christians regularly think of themselves as light. That's not a stretch; but we don't often call ourselves salt. How is a Christian the salt of the earth? There are generally two approaches here. Either Christians are a preservative like salt or a flavor additive like salt. In either case, the salt is hard to see but very important. In both situations the salt is in it. After it's added it's a part of it. There's no taking it away. So we like to think that a Salty Believer is not an angry believer as the world might think, but a believer who is in the world but not of the world. A Salty Believer is a Christian who is really in it, bring preservation and flavor to the world.
SaltyBeliever.com is a hub for ministry conversation. It's a place to find ideas and resources, learn about what's going on in other areas, among different ministries. And hopefully, this is a place and a community that helps you grow closer to God and become the salt of the earth.
Bryan Catherman serves as the Lead Conversation Facilitator and General Editor for SaltyBeliever.com. He also writes many articles, manages this website, and hosts Salty Believer Unscripted. Brett Ricley and Jared Jenkins also serve as Conversation Facilitators and often co-hosts Salty Believer Unscripted as well.
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George H. Guthrie
Temper Longman III