Posts Tagged ‘repentance’

In the previous two posts we saw how American society has moved from a culture in which religion was central to one in which religion is marginalized from the public square.  This change has come about because of a worldview that in the final analysis rejects the centrality of the vision of a world created and redeemed by God.  It opposes Christian claims to truth, undercuts the moral basis of society, impoverishes the meaning of freedom, and allows each person to be his own God.

How then should Christians and their Church respond? Let me suggest five responses. Read the rest of this entry »

            Have you ever been troubled by the fact that Christians fervently pray for a parking spot at a crowded mall on December 24th but don’t pray for those suffering under oppression in North Korea?  Worse yet, maybe that describes your prayer life.  If so, Psalm 2 is for you. Read the rest of this entry »

The short answer is, “Go ahead, but read the book!”  However, the short answer is deceptively  simplistic.  The reality is that even when Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most famous novel, Hollywood’s third, is at its worse it may be due to his desire to be faithful to the written work. Read the rest of this entry »

            God’s word is meant to rebuke and correct (2 Timothy 3:16).  It is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword and can lay bare our sinful thoughts and intentions (Hebrews 4:12-13).  Nevertheless, I was struck by a biblical passage that shows God’s word often works in a different way. Read the rest of this entry »

In asking how Christian is the History Channel’s miniseries Hatfield & McCoys I do not mean that it was done by a Christian production company, that it has Christian actors and certainly not that it is a series without sexual immorality, crude language and terrible violence.  What I am saying is that the story line concerning the two leaders of the feud has a profoundly Christian message. Read the rest of this entry »

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