One thing the Church is good at is lobbing water balloons over the trenches during battle (thinking that somehow we are doing something helpful), all the while the enemy's .50 cal is mowing us down. Worse yet, many stand back thinking that they shouldn't even throw a water balloon, let alone engage in any form of battle. Unfortunately, at this point, I've already offended someone with the analogy. Our aversion to cultural engagement comes from a thorough conviction that Jesus would't want it that way, which is fueled by a quasi-Gnostic dualism that rejects any material "victory" in history. After all, [...]
We live in a culture of death. A world where little humans are assassinated every single day. We live in a world where pre-born children have their limbs torn from them, and their body parts sold for gain. We live in a world where the most helpless neighbors among us are poisoned and then disposed of. This world we live in allows murder to take place while simultaneously making attempts at redefining what is actually taking place. Abortion is murder, and the butchering continues unabated. We live in a world where little men and women have their skulls crushed on [...]
This past Saturday night I joined up with my friend Pastor Eric Stewart from ONElife Church in Flint, MI to teach on what it means to have a covenantal, biblical worldview. I taught two sessions, called "Worldview Foundation," and "Worldview Application." Eric and his wife Lori walked through what it looks like to understand family (and church) in a covenantal way. The videos are all below.
*Also featured on New City Times* "They made kings, but not through me. They set up princes, but I knew it not. With their silver and gold they made idols for their own destruction." (Hosea 8:4) Given the fact that Trump-euphoria has swept the nation (where it's going is TBD), I thought I'd opine for a moment. Keep in mind a couple of things before your blood pressure elevates: 1) You came here. I didn't make you continue reading or stay. If you're going to comment, do so with at least some sort of courtly behavior. I'm fine with the delete button [...]
Ideas have consequences, and you can’t beat something with nothing. Which means we’re in a battle of worldviews in the public square right now, and only a Biblical worldview can stand. Socialism is an enemy of the gospel, and so is big, tyrannical, centralized, warmongering government. We need God to make America full of Christians. […]