Advent Series 2012, Pt. 6 | Shepherds in Search of a Lamb

The silence of the night was broken by the bleating of new lambs being born. It started out in the distance. One or two at first. The birthing of hundreds of new lambs was beginning. It was going to be a long night. Everyone knew it. Nothing else seemed out of the ordinary. This was the biggest birthing season of the year. Everyone had to … Continue reading Advent Series 2012, Pt. 6 | Shepherds in Search of a Lamb

Why Supporting Chick-Fil-A Does Not Equal Supporting Jesus

Ok. So here are my two cents for what it’s worth. There are a large number of people who have decided to support Chick-Fil-A and Dan Cathy, the CEO of the company, today with a blitz of consumption. I will tell you that I agree with and support Mr. Cathy’s in support of “traditional” marriage. I put the word tradition marriage in quotations because it … Continue reading Why Supporting Chick-Fil-A Does Not Equal Supporting Jesus

The Incarnation of Jesus Leads to Worship

This past weekend I not only spent some time with great friends serving college students, but I was once again brought face to face with the greatest truth and mystery of the Christian faith. Over the course of three-and-a-half days I celebrated The Lord’s Supper five times. It would be easy to think that doing something this regularly would have a negative effect in appreciating … Continue reading The Incarnation of Jesus Leads to Worship

A Look into the Future | “Can Liberal Christianity Be Saved?”

I came across this article by Ross Douthat in the NYTimes.com. It provides a very interesting commentary on the slippery slope of capitulating to cultural trends and theological malaise. Douthat looks at the recent decision by the Episcopal Church, the American branch of the Anglican Communion, to recognize homosexual unions and even to provide a liturgy/ceremony approved by denominational leaders about a week ago. While it would be easy to isolate the homosexual issue, this article does a very good job of looking at what happens to a denomination that gives ground to the prevailing wisdom of the surrounding culture. Continue reading “A Look into the Future | “Can Liberal Christianity Be Saved?””