DISCOVER GOD is the joint vision of Dr. Bill Bright, the founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, and his son Brad that began as an informal conversation in the fall of 2000. Today it has grown into a strategy to put God back at the center of both the Church and the culture in America.
There are many people today who believe that homosexuality, abortion, radical feminism, euthanasia and pornography are the problems facing America today. Or that racism and poverty are the most critical problems. However, these are merely symptoms of an underlying cancer-our distorted and twisted view of God.
Trying to suppress cultural symptoms apart from the larger context of understanding Who God really is, will only lead to the continued erosion of our cultural foundations.
Bill Bright understood this very well. He said, "We can trace all of our human problems to our view of God." Renowned 20th century theologian, A.W. Tozer, whose tombstone bears the epitaph "Man of God," also believed this. He wrote, "It is impossible to keep our moral practices sound... while our idea of God is erroneous or inadequate." And after years of studying American culture, pollster George Barna reflects this truth as well, "Every choice you make is impacted by your perception of who God is."
Dr. Bright's heart was to help believers understand who God really is. He often said, "There is nothing more important to teach another believer than who God is." Today, Brad's heart beats with the same passion. Drawing on his experiences in national politics and his study of history, he is committed to putting the God of the Bible back at the center of American culture by deliberately co-opting every major cultural symptom as a platform. DISCOVER GOD is the logical outgrowth of this passion.
Before he died, Dr. Bright specifically commissioned his son, Brad, to launch DISCOVER GOD under the newly formed Bright Media Foundation, an affiliate ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ.
If we wish to win the war for the heart and soul of our nation we must make the God of the Bible the most passionately debated issue across America, both in the Church and the culture. But first we must teach believers who God really is so that they may be transformed and fully equipped to change their world. As the Bible says in Acts 17:6 about Paul and Silas, "These who have turned the world upside down have come here too." They knew their God. They changed their world. It was simply a matter of cause and effect.
THE PURPOSE OF DISCOVER GOD IS TO HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHO GOD REALLY IS AND WHY IT MATTERS, FIRST IN THE CHURCH AND THEN THROUGHOUT SOCIETY.