“The fear of living an insignificant life resonates with many of us, but in our exhibitionist culture we’ve been formed to believe that significance comes from being noticed.
This explains both our culture’s deification of celebrities and disregard for the unborn.
Celebrities are valued merely because they are seen by millions, while unborn babies are unvalued because they haven’t yet been seen by anyone.
Our culture has embraced the cliche that out of sight really is out of mind.”~ Skye Jethani
“In our society, the only value an object has is the value I give it. A commodity exists to satisfy my desire and supply my needs—nothing more.
Because consumerism has formed us to engage both goods and people this way, it should surprise no one that in our culture God also has no value apart from what He can do for me.”~ Skye Jethani
“Sadly, as our culture’s capacity to engage and maintain meaningful relationships has deteriorated, we have seen a rise in popularity-based rather than proximity-based authority.
And the same trend is evident within the church.
Just because someone has a large platform or ministry, or has sold millions of books, doesn’t mean we should automatically grant them authority over our life, faith, or congregation.
As many entertainers, politicians, and church leaders have proven, it is possible to build a large platform and yet lack the character or competency to faithfully wield it.”~ Skye Jethani
Some issues are just more complex than we want them to be…
“Someone once said that ‘a community is where the person you like least always is.’ When you think about it, the early church was comprised of individuals, Jews and Gentiles, that despised each other. Yet […]
“We have far too many Christians who are strong on convictions, but you wouldn’t want them to represent you in any public way…because they do it in a way that is not very civil in […]
Is control really the main issue behind gun control?
Should we follow our president’s example and fire everybody?
Our first episode of 2018! In a continuation of their last talk, Fee and Wayne talk more on roles in marriage..specifically, roles to avoid at all costs! NOTE: You may find yourself being talked about […]
Joel 2:12-13 (NLT)
“That is why the LORD says, ‘Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.’
Return to the LORD your God, for he is merciful and compassionately, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.”
”Hypocrisy isn’t really about the absence of sin…it’s about the absence of honesty. We as the church shouldn’t be trying be display perfection…we just need to point others to the Perfect One…and then display progression.” […]
“The real duty of worship is not the outward duty to say or do the liturgy. It is the inward duty, the command—‘Delight yourself in the Lord!’ (Psalm 37:4). The reason this is the real […]
“There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being involved in your local church…but God didn’t create the universe and then retire into full-time churchwork. God is not just interested in being Lord of the church…He’s interested in […]
Is there another issue contributing to all of these celebrity men behaving badly?
A small tribute to our veterans!