Social Commentary

Dashing the threat to the Gospel … Converging storms and exciting opportunities …

What can we learn from other cultures? For some time conservative evangelicals point to the decline in church attendance in Europe as reason to avoid perceived cultural and ecclesial mistakes. Attempts to avoid what someone else faces without properly understanding their culture is risky at best and culturally arrogant … Continue reading

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No “Fat Tuesday” for these … they will always be with you …

The last Monday evening of each month you will find a group of young people serving. When it is very hot and when it is very cold they will be there. On the “Fat Tuesday Eve” they served. One of the men who helps coordinate our effort to feed … Continue reading

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We reap what we sow … Grey’s Anatomy, the CP and the SBC …

If you have read for long you may know one of my favorite televisions series is Grey’s Anatomy. Some may find this odd for a pastor. Since the early days of this show I have been intrigued at the ways in which contemporary culture has been portrayed, critiqued … Continue reading

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Competing narratives … Dino does us a favor …

Life is contextual. We often speak as though we possess a great deal of objectivity. Occasionally we state the obvious influences in an attempt to work ourselves out of the subjective and into the objective. From our perceived position of objectivity we can make grand assertions as though we … Continue reading

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The Loss of Humanity … Who Will Stand for the Children? …

Baby boom! Our community of faith shares in the blessing of the gift of life. By the end of the day today we will have celebrated the safe arrival of three little ones in the last eight days and four in the last two months. These precious little ones … Continue reading

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