"Snarky" is a relatively new, mostly British slang adjective that means "critical," "cutting" or "testy." It can refer to a person, or mood. Or, in our case, a culture.
Special passions, callings, and emphases are good, but when they get out of balance, they become dangerous to gospel proclamation
Help children grieve and re-enter life after loss.
The latest edition of The New York Times Magazine features a cover photo of a young girl with long hair in a long, flowing pink dress decorated with flowers. Only it isn’t a girl. It’s a boy.
The National Association of Evangelicals recently polled its leadership as to whether they felt the United States was a Christian nation. The answer was overwhelming.
Almighty God desires simply to be known as the giver of the gift of absolute grace. To this we say “no”. Then the relationship is destroyed [by our 'morality'] just as surely as it is by our immorality.
Whether its Chick-Fil-A or a mosque in Murfreesboro, I think religious freedom is a fight worth waging.
A “healthy” skepticism is simply an inquiring mind that demands sufficient evidence before it believes anything.
A working definition: church hopping is going from one church to another without committing to any one church for any significant period of time (which makes it different than legitimate church "shopping").
There are several fallouts from a culture that is “always on.” For one thing, it's made us impatient.
Christians are supposed be about the truth. We are to proclaim the truth, live the truth, and love the truth. But sometimes, in advancing the truth, we tell ourselves lies
What we believe to be true about children will inevitably shape the way we “train them up.”
It's hard to find a really good chicken sandwich.
Moralists interpret misfortune as the karmic result of misbehavior. This for that. “You failed to obey God, so He gave your child an illness.” Such rule-based economies of punishment and reward may be the default mode of the fallen human heart, but that doesn’t make them any less brutal!
Every now and then an event comes along that offers a unique reflection of our world. A mirror, if you will, of what our culture has become.
At the risk of sounding old fashioned, let me push back on all of the white hot outrage among young evangelicals
"The church is full of hypocrites." It’s almost become the great cultural dismissal. It has become the "one-liner" that can effectively quell any consideration of Jesus, much less the implications of faith in Him.
- July 19, 2012 |