Tag: culture

A New Kind of Evangelical

Early in my Christian journey, and early in my preparation for working in the church and mission, I read two books that helped me understand what kind of evangelical I would be. The first was The Young Evangelicals by Richard Quebedeaux. Then some years later came The Younger Evangelicals by Robert Webber. I connected and […]

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15 Years of Your Life!

There were several items that really generated response from people in the Sunday message. One of them was the chart below. I pointed out that we are a culture that has as its two main mottos: Just Buy It and Just Watch It. We no longer Just Do It. We no longer seize the day with […]

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The Coming War on the Family

I don’t like to exaggerate. I don’t like to blow things out of proportion. I am not a conspiracy theorist. But I am not going to stick my head in the sand like an ostrich and pretend that things are headed in the right direction when they are not. Here is the link to a […]

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Identity Message Series

Few things are as powerful and confusing as your identity and image.  God has beautiful and transformative things to say about who you are and who you can become. When you know who you really are, when you know your people and your place, when you know the truest things about you–you flourish. Join us […]

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Trend Watching: Why We Go to College

What people are thinking about the purpose of going to college Barna Trends identified 10 Reasons for Going to College. Here are the top three reasons Christians believe college is important: To prepare for a specific job or career – 70% To increase financial opportunities – 56% To stay competitive in today’s job market – […]

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So What’s Behind This?

In 23 years time (1988–2011), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention measured a 400% increase in antidepressant use. In the last four decades of the 20th century, in America . . . Our divorce rate doubled Teen suicide tripled Violent crime quadrupled The prison population quintupled Out-of-wedlock births sextupledCohabitation septupled One of my […]

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This is How Crazy it is Getting

The War on What’s Real! What in the world is this article about, I wondered. I subscribe to Fast Company. I have been an avid reader of this magazine from the very first issue. Now I subscribe to various newsletters from Fast Company and read the articles of most interest to me, like this one – the […]

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