Tag: culture

“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
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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.”