Category Archives: Window on our culture

Hallowed Days

  Are you annoyed when someone says “Happy Holidays” instead of “Happy Thanksgiving” or “Merry Christmas”? Think of it this way:   Happy holidays. Happy holy days. Happy, hallowed days.  

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Hallowed Fear

    Hallowed Eve: we scare each other.  We call it fun.   Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Holy God: we tremble at his power. We call it wisdom.

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In Need of Prayer

  We witnessed senseless evil last week. Innocent people were injured and killed, for no apparent reason. What do you think?   The truth will come out in the end We may never know There’s more to this story I … Continue reading

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Pray the News

The news interrupted my plan for this week’s blog. You’ve heard this before: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend your right to say it.” Here’s my variation on the theme: I disapprove of what you say, and … Continue reading

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True Freedom

  “There are two freedoms – the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought.” Charles Kingsley (1819 – 1875)   Celebrate true freedom.

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Teach One Another

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Respectful Middle Ground

  Lord, I’m mindful of the many moments I’ve failed to show proper respect. Help me find that wide line between cultural compromise and headstrong legalism.

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Remember Respectfully

    Respect seems to have gone missing from our culture. Why is that, do you think?   Too much self-esteem, not enough selfless service Lack of manners Lack of morals Folks think that unless you agree 100% with other … Continue reading

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What Would Jesus Like?

A couple days back, we considered what Jesus would tweet. Today, imagine our Lord next to you on the couch as you scroll through your social media. Which posts would Jesus like? The sexy pose  (doubt it) Your profane rant (probably … Continue reading

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A Puritan’s Guide to Social Media

Take a trip with me back to the 1600’s. We’re looking for advice for our texts, tweets, posts, pins and comments.   “The nature and end of judgment or sentence must be corrective, not vindictive; for healing, not destruction.” John … Continue reading

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