Have you voted yet? I did my service, my privilege, a couple of weeks ago in early voting. My ballot was cast according to my world view of Christ as King and how that plays out in the here and now in my present culture of America. In recent decades there has been a growing debate about God and government, Christ and culture. Some atheist and humanist have suggested that the Constitution forbids followers of Christ from bringing their faith into the ballot box or halls of legislation. On the other hand, some Christians have rightly embraced the eternal Kingdom of God; but to the extent of ignoring the role afforded to them in helping define culture in a free political system. The truth is that both extremes are out of balance. (more…)
I want my cupcake! That’s what I said YEARS ago when I got home from trick or treating as my dad took away the freshly frosted pastry that I had in my plunder. The reason for this confiscation was because some nut jobs the previous year had given out dangerous treats and parents were warned not to take food which wasn’t properly packaged. I was bummed. (I actually snuck back to the trash later on and retrieved my snack.) But every year the question arises as to what Christ followers should do about Halloween. The only time I really get nervous in this quandary is when someone says definitively that everyone who claims to be a Christian MUST take their point of view. (more…)
Family? Does it matter and what is it? Join Robert Tippett and me for the Discussions this evening as we bring on our WONDERFUL wives for our season finale to discuss the family. We’ll also talk about the Irreplaceable Movie project coming out this Tuesday.
Family? I can’t say I’ve always gotten it right, but I long for it to be right and believe that Jesus can make it right. So make plans now to join us tonight at 8p Central for our last “Sunday Night Discussions” show of the season. Feel free to send in questions early either here or on our Face Book page. You can also send in questions live while the show is on air. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
In the fall of 2001 I wrote a paper for grad school entitled “Being the First Century Church in the 21st Century.” At the time I had no idea how relevant that subject would be today. It reminds me of a statement by Bill Hybels when he noted that “nothing on this planet is more important, more strategic, and more urgently needed than the local church.” I could not agree with that assessment more. But what is the real church anyway? Buildings? Programs? Politics? Social Concern? When you cut through the debates, personal likes, and controversies what does the authentic church actually look like and how can it be realized today? Tune in tonight at 8p central as we dive into the questions about CHURCH.
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This week for the Discussions we’ll be diving into some specific questions that have come in from our viewing and listening audience. Questions about God, the Bible, faith, pain and suffering? All topics are open for the discussion this week. Feel free to chime in if you want via Google + or our SND Face Book Page.