In an informational world that’s sometimes dominated by secular themes, political commentator and former Miss America Kirsten Haglund says it’s essential for Christians not to retreat.
“We shouldn’t all retreat into just Christian organizations. We’re called to be salt and light in these areas,” Haglund said on the latest episode of “Pure Talk,” a faith-based talk show from Pure Flix and Faithwire. “If there are no Christians in secular Hollywood, who’s going to be talking to them and at the table making these decisions?”
And Haglund wasn’t done there. She continued on, asking a rhetorical question that should really get Christians thinking.
“We want more influence in culture?” she said. “We need to be at the table where those decisions are made in secular culture.”
Watch Haglund’s remarks below:
Haglund’s comments were made during the latest episode of “Pure Talk,” which aired on Thursday. It featured Haglund, Dan Andros, Billy Hallowell and Greg Gudorf tackling a broader discussion over the differences between working in the secular and faith-based worlds, with the panel delivering a powerful reminder to Christians about discovering their calling.
“I think that God is going to use you whichever situation you’re in,” Andros, managing editor of Faithwire, said on the show.
Gudorf, CEO of Pure Flix digital, also highlighted an important difference that sometimes takes root between secular and Christian organizations — one worth considering as people seek to bolster their business and their bottom lines.
“Christian organizations often times hire heart over skills,” Gudorf said. “The person has to have the right heart, but they better have the skills.”