Category Archives: Culture

Ten Reasons Millennials are Backing Away from God and Christianity

“College-aged millennials today are far more likely than the general population to be religiously unaffiliated,” according to the Pew Research Center. “This is true when they are compared to previous generations as well.”

Furthermore Pew documents that millennials are the least outwardly religious American generation, where “one in four are unaffiliated with any religion, far more than the share of older adults when they were ages 18 to 29.’” Continue reading

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The Cost of Being a Christian

 

“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

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“They Booed The Name of Jesus”

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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

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Great Verses of the Bible: Matthew 19:4

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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

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Ignorance in Action

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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

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Traditional Beliefs Under Attack (Again)

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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

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Rasing the Level of Public Discourse

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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

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