For the moment, the baby sleeps in Bethlehem surrounded by regal gifts and foreign eyes wide with wonder.
We have to start looking at evangelism as less than a one-time, do or die opportunity and more of a journey.
Oprah is more than a celebrity. She is even more than a brand, or a business. She has become a shaping cultural force.
Some things we understand and therefore believe. Christmas is a miracle of another order.
While bloggers have rightly been criticized for being too negative at times, blog commenters can be equally ruthless. I’d like to address this briefly today in the hope that I can help us all think well about how we interact online.
Yes, the end is near. Which means we should be sober, mature, and discerning.
The Mayan apocalypse -- predicted for December 21 -- is looming large. How are we to think Christianly about this?
A dog can whip a polecat, the saying goes, but it’s not worth it. Some fights you need to walk away from.
If there is something about your church you dislike, consider it an opportunity to sacrifice for the greater good of the body.
An intriguing editorial in TIME magazine noted how "A Christmas Story" had become the quintessential American film for Christmas, replacing "It’s a Wonderful Life."
As I interact and read some of the work of the evangelicals in my generation I'm noticing some tendencies. I notice them in my own leadership and in the leadership of others. Here are the three that concern me most:
Death is the last enemy of the people of God.
Few have thought more strategically about organizational dynamics than the late Peter Drucker. Toward the end of his life, this turned increasingly toward the non-profit organization.
Am I my brother’s keeper? Cain asked that question to deny his sin before God. The obvious answer to that query is that he was his brother’s keeper in one sense; at the very least, he shouldn’t have murdered him.
Behavior modification is important, but not as important as the truth about their own sinful condition.
Believe it or not, this is an important question. It’s not simply a theological question. It’s a theological question that has profound practical implications.
- November 21, 2012 |