The Bible tells us that Christians, although in the world, are not to be of the world (Romans 12:2); we are to be set apart for His special purpose (2 Corinthians 6:14-18). However because we are imperfect, fallen people who still sin, remaining set apart from the world and not allowing ourselves to be conformed … More Worldly influence and the Church’s fixation on youth
As I have mentioned before, it is my natural inclination and disposition to be interested in and observe human behavior. I like to study society. With the advent of computers and the internet, this exercise becomes even easier and the pool much larger. There have been several tragedies recently in the United States, and the … More Sin makes people stupid, and this explains the world we live in
Tomorrow marks the 500th anniversary of the protestant reformation. Perhaps you are unfamiliar with Reformation Day, or wonder why it is significant. For my immediate audience, I offer this short synopsis: In the 1500’s Martin Luther, a German monk, was struggling with his church; the Roman Catholic Church. The issue was the RC practice of … More 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation: what was it about and why does it matter?
28 When He came to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-possessed met Him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were so extremely violent that no one could pass by that way. 29 And they cried out, saying, “What business do we have with each other, Son of God? Have You … More How could they not know?
Periodically I hear this from Christian ladies who are married to unbelievers (whether outright or suspected), “….but what if my husband isn’t a believer?” Sometimes it is a genuine question coming from a place of not knowing what to do. Other times, it is an attempt to have a valid excuse to disregard scripture. Let’s … More But what if my husband isn’t a believer?
Yesterday, my pastor preached from Hebrews 12:4-11 which addresses our Father’s discipline of us through trials, suffering, and difficulty. Providentially, that sermon and text spoke to me specifically as I am going through this ordeal of healing after Achilles tendon rupture surgery. Don’t you love it when God does that? It is wonderful. My pastor … More God gives us strength for TODAY
*Sigh* Remember when social media used to be fun? Back to school pictures of kids, cute Halloween costumes and fun vacation shots? Anymore, it seems that what constitutes the majority of social media is the latest outrage. We live in the age of offense. Everyone is offended. Everyone is angry. Everyone is a victim. It’s … More This is the era of being offended