To the Celtic soul, God could be seen as revealing himself in every occurrence of life. And this presence, perceived and looked for in everyday life, was deeply personal.
- July 14, 2014 |
Much attention has been given to the rise of the nones and rightly so. This person needs someone or something to facilitate the process of moving him or her toward being able to even consider the life and message of Christ.
- July 10, 2014 |
Today, Christianity tends to be disqualified on the grounds that it argues that an unchanging and universal truth even exists. In other words, a particular faith used to be wrong on the basis of what one perceived to be truth; now a faith is wrong for claiming there is such a thing.
- July 07, 2014 |
An essay in the New York Times, prompted by the July celebration of Independence Day, put forward the ten days that really changed American history. The point was that nothing much actually happened on Thursday, July 4, 1776.
- July 03, 2014 |
Sociologist Peter Berger, among many others, has long suggested that the modern world is being shaped by three deep and fast-moving cultural currents: secularization, pluralization and privatization.
- June 30, 2014 |
The book with this title, by Alan Weisman, prompts a powerful and provocative question for those of us who follow Christ: If all Christian influence were withdrawn from the world tomorrow, how long would it be before the world felt the effects?
- June 26, 2014 |
What occupied Jesus the moments before His atoning death for the sins of the world? Not surprisingly, He was concerned that the world would recognize His gift.
- June 23, 2014 |
At the risk of gross over-simplification, there are three primary ways of looking at reality, at least among those of us who reside in the West. Each is deeply important to grasp.
- June 19, 2014 |
We aren’t called to save the world. Only God can do that. But we are called to make a difference.
- June 18, 2014 |
From the infinitesimal to the infinite, the design and structure of nature point inexorably to the wonders of things unseen.
I know that many, if not most, Christians have become disillusioned with the church. But it is an institution, and needs to be.
The future belongs to the young, and that future is as bright as the promises of God.
A long tradition at ChurchandCulture.org is the summer reading post – meaning the once-a-year list of ten books that might be worth your while to peruse during some (hopefully) extra reading time over your summer.
- June 12, 2014 |
Have you thought about it? You better, because it's a question your church will face, sooner or later...
- June 09, 2014 |