IV. The Coming Cultural Tsunami: Christian Oppressors

The third quake is redefining Christians as oppressors. Christianity in the U.S. has entered what is described as the Negative World. Where being known as a Christian is a social negative, particularly to the elites of society. This redefinition has taken place for a couple of reasons. The first reason is the widespread acceptance ofContinue reading “IV. The Coming Cultural Tsunami: Christian Oppressors”

III. The Coming Cultural Tsunami: Rejection of Biblical Morality

The second quake is the denial of biblical morality. The Bible draws a clear contrast between truth and error. The Apostle John warns of distinguishing the “Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error” (1 John 4:6, ESV).[1] Paul states those who deny the reality of God “by their unrighteousness suppress the truth” (Rom. 1:18).[2]Continue reading “III. The Coming Cultural Tsunami: Rejection of Biblical Morality”

II. The Coming Cultural Tsunami: Rejection of Truth

Dr. Denison defined the first quake as the rejection of objective truth.[1] The denial is evident in popular mantras such as “perception is reality,” “true for you, but not for me,” and the mantra popularized by Oprah Winfrey, “live your truth.” According to George Barna’s recent survey of Millennials, 56% reject the idea of absoluteContinue reading “II. The Coming Cultural Tsunami: Rejection of Truth”

The Coming Cultural Tsunami

Dr. Jim Denison of Baylor University recently gave a Chapel sermon that addressed our current cultural revolution.[1] During his sermon, he used the illustration of a tsunami to describe the rapid change in our culture. Some of us look around and wonder what is happening? When did gender become a spectrum? When did the birthdateContinue reading “The Coming Cultural Tsunami”

Windows to the Soul

Jesus instructed that the “eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness” (Matt. 6:22-23, ESV). Theologians debate the meaning of this passage, with many assessing that Jesus wasContinue reading “Windows to the Soul”

Teach Them to Know the Lord

Recently my daughter asked me what the most important job in the world was? Many people may answer with doctor, lawyer, teacher, or president. However, I told her being a mom and dad is the most important job in the world. You see, in Genesis, one of God’s first instructions to man and woman wasContinue reading “Teach Them to Know the Lord”

Leadership in the New Testament

I recently completed a study looking for biblical themes of leadership in the Old Testament. I followed that study up with a look at the New Testament. Between the two, I have started to develop a theology of leadership. There are an overwhelming number of books on leadership, but I’ve found it personally satisfying toContinue reading “Leadership in the New Testament”

What Happened to “Safe and Rare?”

Miscarriages can be one of the most traumatic events in a couple’s life. A happy mother and father are planning for the new member of the family when tragedy strikes. It’s heartbreaking for believing and unbelieving families alike, we all acknowledge that life was lost, and a tragedy occurred. Yet, millions of people in ourContinue reading “What Happened to “Safe and Rare?””

Leadership in the Old Testament

I recently completed a study looking for biblical themes of leadership in the Old Testament. I found several but zeroed in on three. The lessons are not just for members of ministry but are for Christians in any leadership position whether it is business or a father leading his family. Introduction The Old Testament (OT)Continue reading “Leadership in the Old Testament”

Living for the Lord

God’s Call God calls all people to draw near him. Hillman refers to this as God’s primary call, the need to develop a relationship with our creator. When we speak of “our calling” in life, we often refer to our career or job. However, we are called foremost to God, not just a position, aContinue reading “Living for the Lord”