“Running through a rain storm without getting wet” ... “Walking through a desert without getting dust.” ... “Living in this sinful world without being tainted by sin”. File these statements under the category – Things we find almost impossible. We who are Christ-followers recognize that the American culture around us has shifted recently. Christianity was once accepted and acknowledged; then it became ignored as irrelevant, now it is often openly opposed. Fortunately, much of the New Testament was written to address the great opportunity to live effective, godly lives even in these hostile times. We begin a new series in 1 Peter that declares truth for exactly our times.