You may have seen this floating around youtube. But this is a classic example of how not to preach God’s Word. While is somewhat humorous to watch, it is shows the sad reality that people actually say things this unbelievably wrong and misguided!
Sex-trading in the US is a major issue. Pray for the Church to rise up and fight for persecuted and exploited people.
“Herein is wisdom; when I was undone, with not will to return to him, and no intellect to devise recovery, he came, God-incarnate, to save me to the uttermost, as man to die my death, to shed satisfying blood on my behalf, to work out a perfect righteousness for me.”
This is a excerpt from a Puritan prayer. What a beautiful description of the Gospel! We should preach this to ourselves everyday!
Everyone should take a few minutes and watch this. Praise God that he raised up leaders such as this to fight for the equality of all people.
This is unbelievable! Check it out
Upon the recommendation of my buddy JT English, I started reading the book Deep Church by Jim Belcher. It is very refreshing to say the least. Many of his struggles are the very same ones I have been dealing with over the last couple years. “How do we as the Church seek to be culturally engaging and relevant yet true to what is authentically and historically Christian? Is it possible?” Do we have to be slaves to the latest trends and fads that come around? I have read the first two chapters and am about to continue.
He also does a admirable job defining the Emerging Church movement. (Because it is so diverse, there is much confusion). He tells us that while the Emerging church movement did well to shed light on what is wrong with the Church, its course of action off-course with orthodoxy and must be corrected.
I will comment more as I read. Go pick it up! If you care about the future of the Church and how we can glorify God as we move forward this book is helpful to read.
As you notice, the blog has been pretty stagnant for awhile. A lot has happened in the last month or so. Evie and I got married, went on our honeymoon, and we have been trying to set up our apartment and get adjusted to this new life transition. Throw a holiday in there as well.
The wedding was great, even though it was a complete blur! The honeymoon was very relaxing, leaving both of us wishing we could have stayed there for a month.
So now we are getting adjusted to this new stage in life. While it has been a transition, it is one that we have loved and excited about our life together.
I am going to get back into writing some things on the blog in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.