“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
Things are not nearly as dark for us as they were for Frodo and Gandalf. We can honestly say it is a wonderful time to be a Christian in Alabama! As ambassadors of Christ we live in a free society that allows us the opportunities to worship without fear of government intrusion. Even with a secular culture permeating the core of our Christian culture, we are still blessed to be in a country that allows us to learn and promote our worldview in the marketplace. How long will this freedom last? I have no clue and this is not the time or place to initiate that type of conversation. However, I want us to take advantage of our present circumstance here in the deep South. We have an unprecedented amount of resources at our disposal to learn about everything and anything in relation to our Christian faith. Even now, I am looking at my bookshelves that are bowing under the pressure of all the books I have collected and used over the years. I wonder with so many educational riches, if will we be held to a higher standard when we finally see Jesus? What will be our excuse when we must account for our own spiritual formation and evangelism to others that are not Christian? Are we equipping ourselves to take on the intellectual challenges of today’s age? Here at Tactical Faith we are embarking on a new era of action. We have a renewed sense of urgency about us and we want to be there for our brothers and sisters in Christ! We want to be a para-church organization that helps the Church educate its members. We want to be a reminder to the church that intellectual growth must be worked out along with spiritual and character formation. Since 2011 we have striven to bring the very best resources to our state and in many cases we were successful in implementing our mission. Now at Tactical Faith we want to do that and so much more. 2019 will be a fun year for us. We have so many great resources that we want to share with you! Please prayerfully think about coming along side with us as we work towards equipping the saints.
Dr. Matthew Burford
Founder and President