Responding to Critics of “Act Like Men”
But, I was just left dissatisfied with all the shouting this caused in blogtown.
So, instead of breathlessly proclaiming (as some did), “Oh no, someone mentioned gender in the Christian blogosphere,” we should say to a world where men are acting like boys, “Act like men.”
If you create a world where men cannot challenge men, you undermine what is part of the obvious intent and application of that verse (and many others).
Women Like Me Are Abused Worldwide. Here’s Why.
So I would like to add my voice to that of Mr. Carter’s, calling for change in the way women are treated. But I take exception to the reason that he gives for this discrimination. He says that it is religion. I say that it is sin.
5 Ways to Connect with Millennials
- Make Room for Meaningful Relationships
- Teach Cultural Discernment
- Create Reverse Mentoring Opportunities
- Teach Connection Between Vocation & Discipleship
- Facilitate Connection with Jesus
Just Because the Door is Open Doesn’t Mean I’m Welcome Here
Churches tend to take on the cultural influences and traditions of its members and community, but how many predominantly white churches own a white identity and name its culture as being white? The Korean immigrant church of my youth owned it in name (written in both Korean and English), language, and food but it often failed at reconciling the generational gap that grew between the Americanized youth and the Korean elders. More often than not, predominantly white churches won’t claim being culturally white but rather try to emphasize a Christian identity.
When Certainty Kills
However, what if we are placing certainty in all the wrong places? Is it possible that certainty itself has become God for many Christians? Our worship of certainty may be tantamount to idolatry. For if certainty grants confidence then confidence fuels conversion of others to that certainty. That progression, from certainty to confidence to conversion, the three dangerous “Cs,” has been the undoing of so many young and old Christians alike for centuries. After a crisis in certainty leaves their beliefs on the scrapheap of faith, like the young freshman, they throw up their hands in frustration over just what we are “converting” people to. And that’s the point of the gospel.
Why You May Not be as “Conservative” as You Think
I want to say how much I appreciate my brothers in sisters in Christ who seem to be so consistent – and truly conservative – in their Christian walk. They follow the New Testament pattern on things like worship, church organization, and purity; and they also follow the New Testament pattern on issues like grace, brotherly love, and evangelism. It is these brothers and sisters who give me the greatest hope for the future of the church.
“All the Law and the Prophets…” in a piece of fruit
So yeah. The fruit was a big deal. If I may be so bold as to say it again, it represented a God-alternative that asked for their heart, soul, mind, and strength. But fortunately for us, God didn’t let the story end there. In the very same chapter of Genesis 3, God promises to send another, a singular offspring of woman, a snake-crusher.
Ray Rice, Hypocritical Outrage, and Objectifying Victims
One person tweeted that he wishes they would divorce and Ray Rice have to live in a foreign country. Christians, what should we hope for in this matter? Should we not hope that this entire sordid affair is turned into a manifestation of the gospel and its power to reconcile even perpetrator and victim? Should we not hope that not only will they stay married, but that they would prosper and ultimately raise godly children? Could Ray Rice himself become a powerful witness against the destruction of domestic abuse?
Apple Pay Could Make You Poorer
Of course, convenience matters, and all things considered, Apple Pay will probably be a great boon. But a warning for prospective users: When consumers don’t use cash, and when payment is simple, they often ending up spending a lot more than they otherwise would — and regretting it later.
Fort Mill man calls ‘base’ on police after car chase
After several minutes, the SUV came to a stop in Lafferty’s driveway. The driver then reportedly disobeyed instructions to stay in the car and instead started walking toward his home’s front door. When told he was under arrest, Lafferty said, “You can’t, I’m on base,” and reached out with his hands to the side of the house.