This, from an interview with Kevin Vanhoozer on Technology (Discipleship in the Age of Spectacle), [April 2, 2016] “. . . image-making technologies contribute to what the Peruvian novelist and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa calls a ‘culture of spectacle.’ Llosa observes that, in the past, the purpose of culture was edification: building society by … More Something to Chew on a Wednesday Afternoon
I live in a multi-ethnic neighborhood near the hospital. We are new to the community but have been encouraged by the camaraderie and openness of our neighbors since we moved in. In the run up to Hurricane Florence, different communities tried to prepare as best they could. In our community the city stepped in … More Can A Miracle Start Slowly?
Found this never published post in my “draft” file. Don’t know how I lost track of it but here it is a 18 months late but still with an important point and now with a brief reflection on how to live post election. In My Humble Opinion. Every election is important. In a republic, it … More Something to Do When the President Disappoints You
Wednesday is for Thinking Luke 1:67-80 Zacharias and His Benedictus (Blessing) There is a God, faithful and true, unblinkingly holy and righteous, who hates sin and yet is merciful and kind, indeed, whose love is described as a “lovingkindness.” He is a God who remembers all and keeps all of His promises. Zacharias has been … More I Need to Have Laryngitis for about a Year
Some of you who follow this blog know that Michael Frost and I don’t always see eye to eye. We are sometimes sandpaper to one another’s personalities. But Michael is a brother in Christ who I appreciate nevertheless, and one whose thoughts and production are worth considering. Some 15 years ago now, Michael and Alan … More Are You a Church Marketer of a Missionary?
This from John Nolte’s review of the new movie, A Wrinkle in Time: “Moreover, to remove Christianity from the movie, most especially when it is so integral to the original story, is not an act of inclusiveness, but rather another bigoted and hostile act from an increasingly provincial and small-minded entertainment industry.” That sentence, which ends the … More Quotes Not to Miss
Six letters in a particular order have an instantaneous familiarity. Say “Billy” and almost everyone over 15 in America will think of Billy Graham. He lives with Jesus now but his presence and legacy will continue to shape millions of lives for another generation. Today the nation both mourns and rejoices in Billy’s life. Here … More Billy
“There is no more dangerous place to raise children in the world than the United States.” —-Marco Silva, paraphrasing John Piper and interpreting Jesus Content Strategist at DesiringGod.com September 3, 2017 I completely agree. But why? Is it because . . . we lead the world in school shootings, or because our health care system is … More Raising Children in Dangerous Places
Below is a brilliant, truly brilliant, video of a young woman giving a presentation at Google, (Yes, you read that right!) on abortion. An excellent example of honest, civil discourse not limited to sound-bite media. We have just celebrated the birth of Christ to a young teenage Mary. Today, a girl in similar circumstances would … More Abortion in the Crosshairs
Part 7 Links to previous posts include: Introduction: “Fighting Racism with the Gospel“ Part 1: “Ending Racism with Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry“ Part 2: “Ending Racism with Counter-Cultural Gospel Ministry: Part 2“ Part 3: “Ending Racism: Rethinking the Suburban Church: Part 3“ Part 4: “Six Core Values for Multi-Ethnic Ministry“ Part 5: “Growing Pains in Multi-ethnic Ministry“ Part 6: … More Promoting Multi-Ethnic Engagement and Leadership