Whether or not we have the support of the current Pharaoh, Prime Minister or President, the church is called to be countercultural.
In Numbers 20, we have a story of how Moses was denied access to the promised land because he acted in unbelief. What can we learn from this story?
Too often, we fight the culture war by digging a trench and lobbing arguments at the enemy trench. Better we meet between the trenches.
Those who approve of homosexual union think us narrow to reject their claims. Yet Jesus and Bob Dylan tell us that the truth is narrow. We can choose to acquiesce to the culture or stand with Jesus. I know who wins in the end and I choose to stand with him.
A recent ruling in Indiana held that sexually graphic pictures posted by school girls on Facebook are considered constitutionally protected speech. As a result, their school could not submit them to discipline for the photos. The case was decided in court because the ACLU represented the girls to appeal the discipline that he school implemented […]
Keeping some perspective on Harry Potter I was forwarded a recent article denouncing Christianity Today for not taking a strong Anti Harry Potter stance. While I have had my own issues with some of the writers at Christianity Today and there are things in that CT article with which I do not agree, let’s put […]
A Weird Contest Won One day I saw a tweet which announced a contest to win a new book called Weird. Since free is my favorite price and the title intrigued me, I decided to check it out. One of the ways to win a copy was to promise to write a review of […]
Recently I was asked the question as to why there is a reluctance for people to serve in the church. Here are some ideas in response to this question: Misdirected Priorities are enemies to service – We run the risk of making good things ultimate things and seek to find our satisfaction in stuff, pleasure […]
I had the opportunity to listen to a podcast of an interview with Mark Eckel while driving to my first appointment this morning. You can find this podcast and other information about Mark Eckel by clicking on this link. Of the many good things that Mark said, I was struck by one in particular. He […]
A few days ago, I read 1 Thessalonians 3:4 where Paul writes, “For when we were with you, we kept telling you beforehand that we were to suffer affliction, just as it has come to pass, and just as you know.” Why would Paul anticipate suffering? I believe the answer lies in his understanding that […]