Hey T Swift! It’s us. You know, the tall, “handsome as hell” bad guys who “do it so well.”
I had the honor of preaching yesterday at my church, Westwood. Our pastor has been faithfully walking us through the
I have been horrified at the recent videos released exposing Planned Parenthood’s selling of tissue and organs of aborted babies.
The term worldview can be intimidating, but it really shouldn’t be. In fact, the term describes one of the most
One of the glorious truths of the gospel is that God is long-suffering in his love and mercy for his creation. That patience is meant to lead sinners to repentance and reconciliation with God, himself. That patience definitely does not communicate that God overlooks sin or has allowed us to define what is sin and what is not.
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the
The internet sure proved to be a strange place yesterday, didn’t it!? Llamas and a dress temporarily took all of
I realize this is a very thin line. We must not compromise the truth and we must continue to engage and combat sin within our culture; but, we also must find a way to do that without abandoning the call to love our neighbors. If we get this wrong and engage the wrong enemy, the church loses its evangelistic voice and begins to abdicate its responsibility to proclaim truth and the good news of the Gospel within the culture in a compelling way. Outsiders will be viewed as enemies who need to be destroyed or avoided rather than potential worshipers in need of redemption. The church will spend its resources in building its own subculture rather than invading the culture with truth, saturated in the love of Christ.
I have embedded a video below that has greatly convicted me. It is about 9 minutes long and includes an excerpt from a sermon by Allistair Begg. Begg’s incredible accent alone offers reason enough to watch all 9 minutes, not to mention the great beat in the background; but, it will be well worth your time for a number of reasons if you click play. Before you watch it, though, please consider some of my thoughts… I would consider myself a fairly political person. Most of the time you will find my radio dial in my car set to talk radio! I know, I’m boring. I enjoy political banter more than most, probably, and am generally interested in the happenings of the day. I consider myself a strong conservative, as well as someone who very much loves his country. Why am I telling you this? Because, as you watch the video below, you will understand my struggle with it. Although I
Awareness has been raised. The hashtag campaign is in full force. Celebrities and stars have enlisted in the fight. Bullying, in many ways, has become one of the key issues of our day. And for good reason. Bullying poses a real threat to young people all across our country. It has brought about trauma and tragedy. It is an issue that really must be addressed. However, can the pandemic of bullying be solved through celebrity shout outs and hashtags? Although all these things might raise awareness, the ultimate answer to this question is ‘no.’ The primary reason for this is that the anti-bullying message becomes convoluted and confusing when it comes from a culture of bullying. Consider the following.