“Americans Will Now Lose Social Capital If They Hang Around Evangelicals”
The above was a recent headline from TheChristianPost.com. It was based on interviews with various Reformed theologians including R.C. Sproul, John MacArthur, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President, Al Mohler.
They were asked how they believed mainstream American culture was compelling the “mushy middle” of out the church. Continue reading
Homosexual acceptance. Same-sex marriage. Transgender bathrooms. Just when you think you’ve heard it all. Then you hear something that leaves you shaking your head in disbelief. And almost speechless.
Almost. Because ThePreachersWord has about a 500 word retort. Continue reading
What happened to the Boy Scout oath?
“On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”
Duty to God? Morally Straight? These words are but a dim memory of what the Boy Scouts of America used to be. Continue reading
I opened my Franklin planner is this morning to this quote of the day by the 18th century German novelist and philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: “There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action.”
I don’t know the context in which Goethe made this statement. I’m guessing from the social, political or philosophical viewpoint. Whatever the case, many of our problems exist when we blindly move forward without the proper facts or knowledge about what we are doing. Continue reading
Chip and Joanna Gaines, from Waco, Texas, are the stars of “Fixer Upper”, HGTV’s #1 hit show. But according to a Cosmopolitan article the magazine has “uncovered something many fans will likely want an explanation for–a startling revelation that has left many wondering where Chip and Jo stand.”
And what is this “startling revelation”? One that various media outlets are calling a possible “scandal.” “Serious” another labeled it. And “concerning” wrote Buzzfeed. Continue reading
The political pundits have more than adequately documented the nastiness during the Primaries of this year’s Presidential campaign. And some predict it will wax worse as we pivot toward the general election.
Over the past several years, we have witnessed a decline in civility and increasing coarseness in society. Vulgar expressions, barnyard humor, and pejorative terms have become the rule instead of the exception. But the guilt is not reserved for our politicians. Continue reading
Filed under Culture, Speech
Recently my friend and fellow preacher, Ken Green, posted a letter on facebook from the Nashville Tennessean. It was submitted by Dale Spears from Cookville. It’s filled with a lot of common sense.
It has come to my attention that there are a number of people who do not seem to know if they are male or female. They are gender confused. Here are some practical ways to do away with their confusion. Continue reading